Meet Sindila


Sindila arrived at the Projet Gorille Fernan-Vaz in June of 2005 after being rescued by a tourism boat pilot from the hands of poachers along the Mpivié River. It goes without saying that Sindila became an orphan dependant on humans that day. It is very important to implement relevant sanctions to stop the illegal hunting and trafficking of great-apes. Sindila loves to play and forage in the forest and is a winner with all the females. He tends to be very protective of all females and therefore is likely the first in line for the position of the dominant male of the group.

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Local education programs

We 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 tourism

We provide low-impact tourism opportunities for people from around the world to learn about great apes. More about Tourism & Outreach
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