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Since his group dispersed in 2013, the solitary male mountain gorilla Giraneza is trying harder than ever to form his own group, with widespread implications recently resulting in the death of a dominant silverback.
An important aspect of the Fossey Fund’s work to save gorillas involves working with local communities near gorilla habitat, to bring conservation information and awareness to as many people as possible.
In 2014, the park authority and the Musanze District developed a sensitization campaign, targeting suspected poachers living in the communities around Volcanoes National Park. Results were seen immediately.
Deogratias (Deo) Tuyisingize, the Fossey Fund’s biodiversity research program manager at our Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda, recently traveled to one of our Congo research sites to help start a new scientific project there.
One of the oldest mountain gorillas monitored by the Fossey Fund ─ dominant silverback Ugenda ─ died following an interaction with lone silverback Giraneza. Many Fossey Fund trackers at Karisoke grew to admire and love him.
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