The 2018 Bwindi-Sarambwe population surveys of mountain gorillas, known as census, were conducted by the Protected Area Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda (l’Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature and the Uganda Wildlife Authority) under the transboundary framework of the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC) the Interstate Organisation between the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Uganda.
The census was supported by the Rwanda Development Board, International Gorilla Conservation Programme (a coalition of Conservation International, Fauna & Flora International and WWF), Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation, Gorilla Doctors, Conservation Through Public Health, Wildlife Conservation Society Uganda Country Office, WWF Uganda Country Office, and Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Trust. The census was funded by Fauna & Flora International, WWF, and Partners in Conservation at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.
The results will be released on this 16th December 2019 at Serena Hotel in Kampala at 10:00am.
Special thanks to all of the partners who contributed to this tremendous conservation effort.
GVTC Executive Secretariat.
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