27 10, 2018

GRACE Director wins international award for compassionate conservation

2018-10-27T18:43:28-05:00October 27th, 2018|

We are thrilled to announce that Jackson Kabuyaya Mbeke, DRC Director for Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) Center, has been named the winner of the 2018 Virginia McKenna Compassionate Conservation Award given by the Born Free Foundation (see official announcement). The award provides support and recognition for outstanding conservationists and carers who place a high [...]

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 [...]

13 12, 2017

A Forest for Gorillas

2017-12-14T10:17:33-05:00December 13th, 2017|

A major aim of our rehabilitation work is to provide gorilla orphans with a natural social and physical environment to help them heal and learn skills needed for survival in the wild. In 2015, we opened a 24-acre forest habitat, the world’s largest for gorillas. Located in forest formerly occupied by wild gorillas, this space [...]

27 09, 2017

Huge Community Turnout for First World Gorilla Day

2017-12-22T13:29:25-05:00September 27th, 2017|

Sunday, September 24, was the first annual World Gorilla Day, a day set aside to celebrate gorillas and act for their conservation.  At Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) Center, we celebrated by spreading awareness on social media and other outlets, but the focus of our efforts was in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where [...]