10 Facts About Mountain Gorillas
Mountain gorillas are the star attraction of the Virunga Region. Every year, thousands of travelers go on gorilla safaris into Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo to meet these great apes! With lots of information shared about these amazing apes, here are some facts that you should know. Based on their name, mountain […]
Economic Importance of Virunga National Park
Virunga National Park (Virunga) is recognized globally as a uniquely rich site for wildlife, but it is much more than that. Virunga is also a vital resource to local residents living in and around Africa’s oldest national park. Under present circumstances, Virunga’s estimated annual economic value is US$48.9 million. In a stable situation conducive to […]
The Gorilla Levy funds household livelihood projects
In September 2008, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) decreed the establishment of Gorilla Levy Funds designated to benefit communities in the Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Area (BMCA). Funds accrued from the sale of gorilla permits are channeled to local government authorities as a conditional grant.
Revisiting our Last Annual Team Retreat
We are sharing and revisiting here the outcome of our annual retreat held last June in Kibuyie, Rwanda. We organize this event at the end of each fiscal year to provide an opportunity for stepping back from the daily pressure of work, to take a fresh look at our progress and achievements and to share […]