Be a Gorilla Champion this World Gorilla Day!

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Today is World Gorilla Day!

Every year on 24th September, we take a moment to reflect on the plight of Gorillas – some of our closest relatives in the natural world – and how we can better protect them.

Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) strives to conserve the World’s remaining endangered Mountain Gorillas, almost half of which live in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Whilst the Mountain Gorilla population is growing, thanks to the enormous efforts of all Gorilla partners, friends and stakeholders – there are still only an estimated 1063 Mountain Gorillas left in the wild. Their future remains in peril. We need your help to ensure their survival – and when better to show your support than today, on World Gorilla Day?



To celebrate #WorldGorillaDay2022, our friends and fellow Gorilla Champions around the World have made a special video – keep an eye on our social media channels and check out #IAmAGorillaChampion throughout the day.

World Gorilla Day Celebration at Entebbe Zoo, Uganda

Starting at 10:00 AM EAT we will be celebrating the day at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) – Entebbe Zoo. We shall have exciting games, quizzes, and an exhibition where you can learn so much more about gorillas. Gorilla Conservation Coffee will also be available for the coffee lovers! Bring your friends and family to have fun! A big thank you to UWEC for their great support.

We will also be taking photos and posting on social media. Send us your
#IAmAGorillaChampion photo – keep an eye out for our special World Gorilla Day frame – let’s all show we are Gorilla Champions!

Look out for media interviews on UBC, Urban TV and Bukedde TV and articles in New Vision highlighting the work of Uganda Wildlife Authority and CTPH to celebrate #WorldGorillaDay.

CTPH YouTube Live Stream

Dr. Gladys, our very own Gorilla expert, will be answering your Gorilla questions! The session will be moderated by renowned Ugandan journalist, Conan Tumusime. Tune in to CTPH YouTube Channel to hear the answers – and keep sending in your questions and comments!

You will also get a chance to hear a snippet of Dr. Gladys’ upcoming book “Walking With Gorillas” about her conservation journey, which comes out this December.
You can p
reorder now a Hardcover or eBook copy in the UK and USA.

Celebrate the day with Gorilla Conservation Coffee

Gorilla Conservation Café, Entebbe will be running special promotions to celebrate World Gorilla Day – make sure to pop in if you’re nearby! If you’re not in Entebbe, you can still be a #GorillaChampion by ordering Gorilla Conservation Coffee from a distributor near you in selected countries.

Don’t forget to stream the #TeamGorilla Song by an amazing artist Gasuza Lwanga to celebrate World Gorilla Day – profits from sale of the song support Conservation Through Public Health’s programs. Email us at to order this year’s World Gorilla Day T-shirts to show your support.
Our #TeamGorilla running the 21km marathon at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on 17th September 2022 during the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Challenge.

The Wildlife Ranger marathon challenge may be over, but you still have 6 days to donate and help us reach the 10,000 USD target by 30th September isn’t! Conservation Through Public Health partnered with Uganda Wildlife Authority to help raise funds for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park rangers during the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Challenge.

Funds raised from this year’s challenge will help to buy rain gear, backpacks and power banks for the rangers.

The #TeamGorilla rangers did amazingly well to run 21km whilst carrying their 22kg backpacks, in the hilly and challenging Bwindi terrain. Let’s show our support by donating to #TeamGorilla!

Thank you very much for your support. Wishing you a great weekend and Happy World Gorilla Day!

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