15 02, 2018

Linking community and gorillas through farming

2018-02-15T14:25:49-05:00February 15th, 2018|

In 2016, we started a farm at GRACE. This project was initially designed to help us help provide a sustainable food supply for the orphaned gorillas in our care. The gorilla forage for most of their food inside their forest habitats, but we also supplement this diet to ensure they are getting enough food [...]

20 12, 2017

Grauer’s Gorillas

2018-02-14T19:26:13-05:00December 20th, 2017|

Males can weigh up to 500 pounds. They are a close relative of the better known mountain gorilla, but tend to live at lower elevations and incorporate more fruit into their diet. But very little is known about Grauer’s gorilla ecology or behavior because they have not been well studied in the wild. Grauer’s [...]

15 12, 2017

Recycle your electronics to help gorillas

2017-12-15T03:01:18-05:00December 15th, 2017|

Did you know that your cell phone and other electronics have contributed to the gorilla conservation crisis? Minerals such as columbite and tantalite (“coltan” for short) are widely used in cell phones and other electronics and are commonly sourced from mines in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the only place where Grauer’s gorillas, the [...]