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The lives of mountain gorilla lone silverbacks

Lone silverback IyambereIn 2015, while none of the silverbacks living in the monitored groups became solitary, we observed four new groups formed by solitary males, three of which still exist: Iyambere’s group, Giraneza‘s group and Himbara’s group.



Training teachers in conservation education

Teachers using lessons they learned at Karisoke (top) at the Bisate school in September 2015In 2015, we revived a community education effort to include training for teachers in primary schools, so that they can help students understand the issues, challenges and opportunities in conservation and to help them become the next generation of conservationists.



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