CTPH achieves biodiversity conservation by enabling people, wildlife and livestock to coexist through improving their quality of life in and around Africa's protected areas
CTPH work has been featured in Ndege news-The official Air Kenya Express, Regional Air Services and AeroLink Uganda Inflight Magazine.
CTPH Founder and CEO Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka educating the community on conservation and public health: Photo by Charles Capel
Mountain gorillas are critically endangered. 400 of the estimated 880 individuals are found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, while the remainder are situated in the Virungas. Thanks to effective conservation efforts, the numbers of gorillas are steadily increasing.
The primary limit on the work of Conservation Through Public Health, is the size of our modest gorilla research clinic.
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 community education center that will go even further in connecting visitors to this amazing World Heritage Site.
With funding from Tusk and individual donors, construction of a permanent Health and Gorilla Conservation Center in Bwindi began in April 2014.
This effort is worthy of support from all quarters, and is one of the great and inspiring examples of how we could be partnering with local communities to protect endangered species in many corners of the globe.
Sustainable design features of the Health and Gorilla Conservation Centre
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Great news, CTPH was featured on CNN last year!
You can watch the interview on CNN African Voices in a 3 part series:
Trailblazing vet protects gorillas – Part 1
Healthy gorillas, healthy communities – Part 2
Ecotourism protects mountain gorillas – Part 3