CTPH achieves gorilla conservation by enabling humans, wildlife and livestock to coexist through improving primary health care in and around Africa's protected areas
We acquired a lovely piece of land adjacent to Silverback Lodge in Bwindi and are raising funds to build a greatly expanded gorilla clinic, as well as a visitor education center that go even further in connecting visitors to this amazing rural community. With funding from Tusk and individual donors, construction of a permanent Health and Gorilla Conservation Center in Bwindi began in April 2014.
Sustainable design features of the Health and Gorilla Conservation Centre
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Nancy and her husband Gary at CTPH's Gorilla Conservation Camp in Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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The Gorillas of Bwindi - Dr. Gladys and CTPH by Turk Pipkin Writer, filmmaker, co-founder of The Nobelity Project
- Turk Pipkin
High in the mountains of Eastern Uganda, I'm standing a few steps from a magnificent silverback gorilla, who grabs a thick vine with both hands and uses his massive strength to yank it down from the trees. A cascade of foliage falls around him and he begins -- one by one -- to eat the vine's leaves. Spend a few days photographing mountain gorillas and you quickly learn that it takes a lot of greenery to fuel a 400-pound vegetarian.