Mountain Gorilla in the wild
Image credit: Conservation Through Public Health
Project

Protecting Endangered Mountain Gorillas During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Duration
2020 - 2021
Location
Uganda
Species protected
Mountain Gorilla Gorilla beringei

Project objectives

  • Increase the number of humans and gorillas tested for COVID-19 by 30%
  • Increase surveillance and reduce illegal forest activities;
  • Increase organisational capacity to address COVID-19 related risks posed to mountain gorillas.

This project is implemented by Conservation Through Public Health.

Threaths

Diseases

Habitat loss & degradation

Poaching

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