Capacity Building


ltimately Grauer’s gorillas can only be saved by the Congolese. It is our goal to support our Congolese staff and partners so that they have the knowledge and skills they need to take conservation into their own hands.

GRACE’s international partners and in-country collaborators provide expert training and support to build capacity in all of our programs, including veterinary care, animal husbandry, conservation education, and behavioral and conservation science.


GRACE Manager Jackson Mbeke and Head Gorilla Caregiver Dalmas Kakule conduct gorilla health screenings at GRACE every month.


Scientific Advisory Board Co-Chair, Dr. Tammie Bettinger of Disney, leads a workshop for local educators.


A member of the Kasugho women’s group receives training on rabbit husbandry.