Female Mountain Gorilla with her infants
Image credit: DFGFI
Project

Protecting Mountain Gorillas

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

Project objectives

  • Continue the high-level protection of mountain gorillas and their natural habitat;
  • Improve food security in the communities around Volcanoes National Park;
  • Decrease the reliance on the park’s resources for income.

This project is implemented by Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.

Threaths

Diseases

Habitat loss & degradation

Poaching

This project is a part of the IUCN SOS African Wildlife initiative, which is funded by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG Devco) through its B4Life initiative.