A photo diary from Becky Walter, an AWF intern in the field. Click on any of the stunning images below to view it in full size.
Through the vegetation, meet the newest member of the Kyaguliro family group in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. Born to Tindamanyire on Thursday, September 15th, it was born just in time to be counted in the census of mountain gorillas that is currently underway.
This summer, AWF hosted an exclusive member safari to Uganda and Rwanda. There, the nine intrepid safari goers trekked through dense bamboo thickets to see mountain gorillas, spied chimpanzees in the rainforest, and snapped photos of tree-climbing lions. But what AWF member Ellie Heller remembers most fondly of her trip is the people.
A census of the critically-endangered mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, is scheduled to begin September 7, 2011. If security allows, this census will also include contiguous Sarambwe Nature Reserve, Democratic Republic of Congo.