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2 07, 2021

Great Ape Survey in Tayna Nature Reserve

2021-07-12T12:50:40-05:00July 2nd, 2021|

Great ape survey team members collect fecal samples at a nest site. This year, GRACE completed the first-ever great ape survey of the entire Tayna Nature Reserve, a biodiversity hotspot in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). How did GRACE achieve this milestone for conservation? Not alone. Success meant working hand-in-hand [...]

13 12, 2018

Efficient Cook Stoves Protect Gorilla Habitat & Human Health

2018-12-13T11:25:12-05:00December 13th, 2018|

When people think of GRACE, they likely think of the care we provide to orphan Grauer's gorillas. But did you know that we also help conserve wild gorillas and their habitat? GRACE is located near the Tayna Nature Reserve, home to an important population of wild Grauer’s gorillas. Three-stone stove (Photo: T. Bettinger) [...]

11 04, 2018

Earth Month 2018: A Water Source for Gorillas and Community

2018-04-16T16:32:06-05:00April 11th, 2018|

Learn about another current project HERE Could you imagine what it would be like to not have a reliable source of water for you or your family each day? This Earth Month (ending April 30) we are asking for your help to raise $4,000 to provide water for the community that supports GRACE and for the gorillas [...]

29 12, 2017


2019-05-10T10:25:37-05:00December 29th, 2017|

Pinga (PING-gah) Female Born: 2002 Rescued: 2004 Pinga gets her name from the village in eastern DRC where she was rescued from poachers in 2004. Her rescuers said that from the moment they saw Pinga, they knew that she was a gorilla destined to [...]

29 12, 2017


2018-03-26T18:43:46-05:00December 29th, 2017|

Isangi (eee-SANG-ghee) Female Born: 2011 Rescued: 2012 Isangi’s family was killed by poachers when she was around 9 months old and she was taken by an armed group who then gave her to a Congolese community group in the village of Isangi (where [...]

29 12, 2017


2018-03-24T22:57:28-05:00December 29th, 2017|

Tumaini (too-my-EE-nee) Female Born: 2006 Rescued: 2006 Tumaini is a Kiswahili word for hope. Rescued from poachers near Goma in 2006, Tumaini was very young, between 3 and 6 months old, and in poor health. With rehabilitation first in Goma and then at [...]

29 12, 2017


2018-03-24T22:51:43-05:00December 29th, 2017|

Shamavu (shah-MAH-voo) Male Born: 2011 Rescued: 2011 Shamavu was named after Christian Shamavu, the park ranger from Virunga National Park who led the two-week sting operation in the Walikale region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that resulted in his rescue from poachers trying to [...]

29 12, 2017


2018-03-24T22:20:04-05:00December 29th, 2017|

Serufuli (ser-EH-fuh-lee) Female Born: 2003 Rescued: 2005 Confiscated near Goma in eastern DRC in 2005, Serufuli was named after a North Kivu, DRC governor. She was between two and three years of age when she was rescued. Serefuli was cared for briefly in [...]

29 12, 2017


2018-03-24T21:58:44-05:00December 29th, 2017|

Ndjingala (en-JING-ga-la) Female Born: 2010 Rescued: 2010 In early 2010, rumors began circulating about a young gorilla that was being offered for sale in the Walikale region of eastern DRC. That gorilla, barely a year old at the time, was Ndjingala. Named after [...]

29 12, 2017


2018-03-20T23:24:44-05:00December 29th, 2017|

Muyisa (moo-YEE-sah) Female Born: 2011 Rescued: 2011 Muyisa was rescued in 2011 on the border of Rwanda and DRC. She was taken into Rwanda then due to insecurity could not return to her home in DRC for 3 years. During this time she [...]