24 Sep Celebrate World Gorilla Day with us
Greetings from Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH).
Although every day is Gorilla Day for CTPH, on 24th September the World joins hands to celebrate these majestic animals – our closest non-human relatives! Help us make World Gorilla Day 2020 more impactful and memorable than ever – take a look at what you can do to help below.
Never before have we been so acutely aware of the interconnectedness of humans and wildlife as we are now, as we struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, widely thought to have originated in wet markets where wild animals are kept in dire conditions and the risk of spillover events is high.
It’s time we started thinking about our wildlife and wild areas differently – acknowledging their vital importance in our global biosphere as well as their vital importance to our survival, health and wellbeing. And where better to start than with our closest living non-human relatives – GORILLAS!
Here are some ideas for what you can do as you join us to celebrate WORLD GORILLA DAY!
Social Media Interviews
Learn more about what we’re doing and why World Gorilla Day is important: Check out Her Royal Highness and Patron of CTPH, the Nnabagereka, Queen Sylvia of Buganda’s World Gorilla Day interview on CTPH Facebook at 11.00 am (Uganda/East African Time) and our CEO and Founder, Dr Gladys’ live discussion on Facebook at 2.30 pm and Instagram at 6.30 pm (Uganda/East African Time).
All through the day on 24th September there will be other exciting posts on CTPH social media including videos from some of the donors, staff and community members who are working with us at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. If you would like to send us a World Gorilla Day message, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wildlife Warriors Kids Newsletter
We are very grateful to Wildlife Direct who produce a Wildlife Warriors Kids Newsletter for children between 8 to 14 years and will have a special edition featuring Gorillas and the work of CTPH to commemorate World Gorilla Day. Look out for your copy here.