Gorilla & Wildlife Protection
Defending Virunga’s Threatened Species
About the Project
Fortunately, the park has undergone significant institutional and security reforms since this tragic event. Virunga’s mountain gorilla population is on the rise. Beyond these critical reforms, Virunga’s success in recent years is due to its dedicated ranger force. Park rangers risk their lives on a daily basis to protect the endangered wildlife and habitats within the park, as well as the people living around the park boundary. This extraordinary work would not be possible without the help of individuals and organizations from around the world that have stepped up to support conservation efforts in Virunga.
Rangers need boots, rations, and gear. The steadfast support from our international community continues to ensure that Virunga rangers have the equipment they need in order to patrol the park. This unique dedication of our donors shows that whether on the frontlines of conservation or half a world away, it is possible to make a meaningful contribution. With your continued support we can save one of the Earth’s most precious places and the endangered species that live there.
Other ways your contributions to gorilla and wildlife protection are used:
- Electric fences for preventing human/wildlife conflict
- Removal of deadly wildlife snares
- Special anti-poaching deployments
- Support for community groups that help monitor and report threats to the gorilla population
News from Gorilla & Wildlife Protection
Park vehicle financed by Wilhelma Zoo — and grateful rangers from Virunga’s Canine Unit The Wilhelma Zoo in Stuttgart...June 21, 2014
A few days ago, the Mikeno Lodge staff discovered one of the luxury bungalows had been ransacked. The main...June 18, 2014
Matabishi was first found alone outside the park boundary. One story that we’re overdue in reporting is the one...March 9, 2014
A few nights ago we received a call from the head of Bikenge patrol post, who told us a...August 4, 2013