Archive for November, 2008

The desperate search for Congo’s hidden victims

Posted by admin November 30th, 2008

After 15 months of exile, the rangers of Virunga Park have returned to the unique colony of mountain gorillas they protect. What will they find? By Daniel Howden in Rumangabo. Outside the headquarters of Virunga Park, three men with determined expressions are loading camping equipment into two pick-up trucks. Watching from the steps of the [...]

African governments commit to protect gorillas

Posted by admin November 28th, 2008

The first meeting of the Parties of the Gorilla Agreement, to be held in Rome on 29 November 2008, is expected to come up with practical proposals to further gorilla conservation work in Africa. The meeting is being held against a backdrop of increasing humanitarian crisis from continuing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo [...]

New National Park Protects World’s Rarest Gorilla

Posted by admin November 28th, 2008

The Wildlife Conservation Society, the Government of Cameroon, and other partners have collaborated to create a new national park to help protect the world's most endangered great ape: the Cross River gorilla The Cross River gorilla is the rarest of the four gorilla subspecies. Other subspecies include: western lowland gorillas, eastern lowland or “Grauer's” gorillas, [...]

New Gorilla Babies in Kabirizi Group

Posted by admin November 28th, 2008

Good news from the official website of Virunga National Park, DR Congo, www.gorilla.cd: New Gorilla Babies in Kabirizi Group. “This morning we left the Bukima patrol post early and went looking for the Kabirizi group. We were very happy to find it only a couple hours walk away. We were able to count 23 individuals, [...]

Gorilla love conquers war in DR Congo

Posted by admin November 28th, 2008

RUMANGABO — It’s a striking example of how a little love can overcome a whole lot of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Rebels and the government, who have blighted lush Nord-Kivu province with months of fighting, have cut a unique deal to allow armed park rangers back into the famed Virunga reserve to [...]

Rangers Return To Congo Gorilla Park After A Year

Posted by admin November 25th, 2008

GOMA – Park rangers returned to a reserve that is home to nearly a third of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas on Friday, more than a year after fighting forced them to abandon the area, a park chief said. Armed Tutsi rebels loyal to renegade General Laurent Nkunda occupied the gorilla sector of Virunga National [...]

5th Anniversary of Snowflake' s death

Posted by admin November 24th, 2008

Today it’s the 5th Anniversary of Snowflake' s (Copito De Nieve) death, the albino gorilla symbol not only of the Barcelona Zoo but of all the city. La Vanguardia has written an article about this anniversary (including a video) here: http://www.lavanguardia.es/ciudadanos/noticias/20081124/53585387287/la-herencia-de-copito.html

Gorilla Haven support

Posted by admin November 12th, 2008

Gorilla Haven has brought us their support by adding our project link to their link section. Thank you Jane! About Gorilla Haven The Gorilla Haven Mission Statement is to help make every captive gorilla’s life as enriched and natural as possible through husbandry and research and to promote education about gorilla conservation in zoos and [...]

Article in “El País”

Posted by admin November 6th, 2008

S.O.S Gorilla has appeared in the spanish newspaper “El PaĆ­s”, in the Ciberpais section. Check out the scanned page to read the article.

E.V.A.N.A support

Posted by admin November 4th, 2008

E.V.A.N.A (European Vegetarian and Animal News Alliance) has given S.O.S Gorilla their support, thank you! The European Vegetarian and Animal News Alliance (EVANA) has been created with the aim to inform about events in the animal-world and also about developments and trends touching the vegetarian community. With this target in mind, EVANA monitors the international [...]