Project

Guaranteeing the Protection of Vulnerable Gorilla Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Duration
2020 - 2020
Location
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Species protected
Mountain Gorilla Gorilla beringei

Project objectives

  • Finance over 90 staff members who will carry out conservation activities at a pace comparable to a pre-pandemic frequency;
  • Support the local community by developing their agricultural activities and eco-tourism capacity.

This project is implemented by Virunga Foundation.

This project is part of the IUCN Save Our Species African Wildlife initiative, which is co-funded by the European Union.

Threaths

Diseases

Habitat loss & degradation

Poaching