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Cows and Mountain Gorillas

What would you place more value on, a cow or a gorilla?

Chances are your response is 'gorilla'. But for people living near the gorilla parks, a cow is far more valuable, potentially life-changing. Benjamin Mugabukomeye, IGCP's Conservation Incentives Officer based in Musanze, Rwanda, sent in photographs from a ceremony yesterday (May 31, 2012) during which 100 cows were given to the poorest of Nyange and Kinigi Sectors near Volcanoes National Park.

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An Attempt at Reestablishing Mountain Gorilla Monitoring in Virunga NP

Yesterday, May 24, Virunga National Park sent a team of rangers back to Bukima in an attempt to reestablish the monitoring of habituated mountain gorillas that range in that area. The hope was to locate the gorillas after several weeks without contact. That last few weeks have been volatile, with rebel movements within the National Park and intense fighting raging between rebel militias and the Congolese army on the park's edge in Bikenge and Jomba. (IGCP stock photo from Bukima)

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Monitoring Reports from North Kivu, DRC

Throughout the week, IGCP has kept in touch with our partners throughout Mikeno sector including Virunga National Park staff, partner NGOs, and community organizations we work with.

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Mikeno Sector Becomes Refuge for Militia Loyal to Bosco Ntaganda

We are sorry to report that the forests of Virunga National Park in Eastern DRC have become ground zero for the hunt for renegade general Bosco Ntaganda and troops loyal to him.

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A New Silverback for IGCP: Augustin Kanyunyi Basabose

Augustin Kanyunyi Basabose, one of Africa's leading experts on Great Apes, is now the Interim Director of the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) - a coalition of the African Wildlife Foundation, Fauna & Flora International, and the World Wide Fund for Nature.

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