The Gorilla Guardians of Bwindi, Uganda

by Conservation Through Public Health
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The Gorilla Guardians of Bwindi, Uganda
The Gorilla Guardians of Bwindi, Uganda
The Gorilla Guardians of Bwindi, Uganda
The Gorilla Guardians of Bwindi, Uganda
The Gorilla Guardians of Bwindi, Uganda
The Gorilla Guardians of Bwindi, Uganda
The Gorilla Guardians of Bwindi, Uganda
The Gorilla Guardians of Bwindi, Uganda
The Gorilla Guardians of Bwindi, Uganda

Project Report | Nov 8, 2022
The Gorilla Guardians of Bwindi report, November 2022

By Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka | Founder and CEO

The Gorilla Guardians of Bwindi
The Gorilla Guardians of Bwindi

This report covers the progress on Conservation Through Public Health’s project on GlobalGiving, ‘The Gorilla Guardians of Bwindi, Uganda #44078

Our last report was submitted in July 2022. By that time, the project had a total of 261 donations from 123 donors with 6 monthly donors and 1 fundraiser. To date, the project has 292 donations from 125 donors. Of these donors, 5 are monthly donors and the project has 1 fundraiser. We have so far raised $20,272 of our $30,000 goal.

What we have done

Gorilla Health Monitoring

Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) field team, led by the Wildlife Health and Laboratory Technician together with Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers and Gorilla Guardians, continued to carry out routine gorilla health monitoring through non-invasive gorilla fecal sample collection from gorilla night nests, from all the 23 habituated gorilla groups of Bwindi and Mgahinga Conservation Area (BMCA).

Since the last report (from July 2022 to date), our field team managed to collect 699 gorilla fecal samples and analysed them to identify any diseases gorillas have and that they could be sharing with people and livestock neighboring the gorilla habitat.

Gorilla Guardians of Bwindi receive Rain Gear

In October 2022, Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) team, together with Uganda Wildlife Authority, distributed brand new rain gear (trousers and jackets) to all the 119 Gorilla Guardians of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This rain gear will enable them to carry on with their critical work even during the heavy rains which are common in areas around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas.

 We appreciate Milkywire and all the individual donors on the GlobalGiving platform for all the continued generous support towards the Gorilla Guardians of Bwindi.

Annaclet Ampeire collecting gorilla samples
Annaclet Ampeire collecting gorilla samples
Gorilla Guardian after receiving a pack items
Gorilla Guardian after receiving a pack items
Gorilla Guardians after receiving items
Gorilla Guardians after receiving items
Nyampundu, a mountain gorilla in Bwindi
Nyampundu, a mountain gorilla in Bwindi
Annaclet Ampeire collecting gorilla samples 2
Annaclet Ampeire collecting gorilla samples 2

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Gorilla Guardians of Bwindi Report July 2022

By Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka | Founder and CEO

Mar 14, 2022
The Gorilla Guardians of Bwindi Project report

By Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka | Founder and CEO

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Organization Information

Conservation Through Public Health

Location: Entebbe - Uganda
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Twitter: @CTPHuganda
Project Leader:
Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka
Entebbe , Uganda
$31,820 raised of $50,000 goal
 
425 donations
$18,180 to go
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