In February 2011, this female was confiscated by wildlife authorities in Mékambo (north-east Gabon). She was transferred to the Centre International de Recherches Médicales de Franceville (south-east Gabon) for initial quarantine before coming to our project in June 2011 where she was integrated into a group of 6 other orphaned gorillas (early 2012).
Ivindo and Éliwa, the two eldest females, fought to carry Belinga. Since then, Bélinga
follows Éliwa who spends most of her time foraging and shows little interest in humans.
Local education programsWe conduct environmental education campaigns to show how local communities can be a part of forest conservation and great-ape protection initiatives. This is also a great opportunity for us to get to know local communities and better understand their realities. More about Community Education
Outreach through tourismWe provide low-impact tourism opportunities for people from around the world to learn about great apes. More about Tourism & Outreach
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