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Last week, one of the mountain gorilla groups the Fossey Fund monitors (called Ntambara’s group) had an intense interaction with a lone silverback. This led to a complex series of events, which is still continuing and is being monitored closely by our staff.
With eight of the Fossey Fund’s staff from our Karisoke Research Center involved in the first sweep of the mountain gorilla census in the Virunga mountains, we have an insider look at what it’s like searching for gorilla tracks and collecting important information.
A maternity clinic is being built in memory of volunteer Dr. Mary Horder of Atlanta who traveled frequently to Rwanda to help support the Bisate health clinic. The ward is the first of its kind in Bisate and will provide both prenatal and postnatal health services.
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is delighted to announce that it will participate in the 2015 census of the Virunga mountain gorillas, a large collaborative project that is now underway. This effort will involve counting all the mountain gorillas in Africa’s Virunga massif.
When 24-year-old dominant silverback Kirahure, who was the leader of Kuryama’s group, was wounded this summer and later disappeared and died, his group was fortunate to have another silverback available to take over leadership: 22-year-old Vuba.
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