The Projet Gorille Fernan-Vaz (PGFV) began with the vision that conservation can sustainably be funded through responsible low-impact tourism. In 2001, gorillas were transferred to the project on the island of Evengué-Ezango in the Fernan-Vaz lagoon. The Rehabilitation Centre was initiated in 2006. Read more about the background of the Projet Gorille Fernan-Vaz.
Our mission is help conserve African great-apes. We work to curb the bushmeat and great-ape pet trades through a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach. Read more about our mission and objectives.
Our staff consists of our Co-Director, Field Manager, and Assistant Field Manager, along with our gorilla keepers. We also have five volunteer board members. Learn about our leadership and staff.
PGFV is based in the Fernan-Vaz lagoon in Gabon, in West Central Africa. Our sanctuary is located on the island of Evengue-Ezango, and our rehabilitation center is on the island of Oriquet. Find out more about where we work here.