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A day with a mountain gorilla census team

We went out knowing that we were in the known territory of unhabituated groups of mountain gorillas as well as the recently habituated tourism group Oruzogo. We were conducting reconnaissance trails in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park's Sector I and while we couldn't expect to find anything noteworthy on that particular day, anything was possible.

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Tour Ngoma Lodge in Botswana

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.

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Census Team Discovers a Newborn Mountain Gorilla

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.

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The "Save Vanishing Species" Stamps are Here!

  • 10/18/11
  • Anonymous
The U.S. Postal Service is working to “stamp out” extinction with the release of its new “Save Vanishing Species” semipostal stamp.

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The trip of a lifetime on an AWF safari

  • 10/13/11
  • EllieHeller

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.

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