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International Gorilla Conservation Programme (Established 1991)
Conservation Agency
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Phone: 254 (2) 710367   Fax: 254 (2) 710372   E-Mail:
PO Box 48177, Nairobi KENYA
Affiliations: Uganda Wildlife Authority; Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature; Office Rwandais du Tourisme et des Parcs Nationale

Mission: IGCP's overall goal is to ensure the survival and long-term conservation of mountain gorillas and afro-montaine and medium altitude forest habitats in Rwanda, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Principal Research Programs: Mountain gorilla conservation

Number of Staff: 23

Associated Field Sites: Volcano National Park, Rwanda:Working with ORTPN to develop institutional capacity and strengthen protected area management in Rwanda in transboundary context.Contact Anecto Kayitare.; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National park, Uganda. Working with UWA to establish a sound ecotourism program and develop benefit sharing program with park and adjacent communities; community business ventures compatible with conservation objectives; transboundary collaboration.Contact Helga Rainer; Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo. Strategic planning and technical assistance, institutional capacity development for the ICCN, transboundary collaboration. Contact Mbake Sivha. Regional: Ranger-based monitoring, socio-economic monitoring, remote sensing and change detection in land-use patterns in and around the gorilla habitat; Contact Maryke Gray; Enterprise development to diversify and strengthen economic activities around gorilla habitat; contact: Mark Mwine.

Supported Species: 620 Gorilla beringei beringei (mountain gorilla)

Comments: Supported by 3 organizations: African Wildlife Foundation, World Wide Fund for Nature - International, and Fauna and Flora International.; IGCP is a coalition of African Wildlife Foundation, Fauna and Flora International, and World Wild Fund for Nature.

Last Updated: 2002-10-29

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