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When Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka founded Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) in 2003, mountain gorillas were critically endangered and there was serious concern about the survival of the species. Today, while there are still only 1,063 mountain gorillas remaining in the wild (from a low of 600 in the 1980s), their positive growth trend prompted IUCN to reclassify mountain gorillas from critically endangered to endangered in 2018.
CTPH is incredibly proud to have played a role in this huge achievement but we must also remain vigilant as mountain gorillas remain threatened and dependent on continued conservation efforts to survive, particularly given the new risks brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
CTPH works closely with local communities around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to approximately half the world’s mountain gorilla population. We train community volunteers, called Gorilla Guardians, to protect mountain gorillas through monitoring their health and preventing human-wildlife conflict.
Every day, the Gorilla Guardians collect gorilla faecal samples for testing and observe them for clinical signs of illness as part of routine health monitoring. This provides an early warning system for disease outbreaks. They are also trained to safely ‘herd’ gorillas back into the forest when they have strayed outside, preventing potential human-wildlife conflict.
Over the next two days, we invite you to join us in a celebration of the power of small acts of generosity during Global Giving’s Little by Little campaign. All online donations up to $50 will be matched at 50%!*
These donations provide vital stability, allowing us to focus less on day to day fundraising and more on conserving and saving mountain gorillas and supporting communities living around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Please consider donating to Conservation Through Public Health today – and have your donation 50% matched to make it go that much further!
Click The Gorilla Guardians of Bwindi, Uganda to donate now.
Thank you so much for your generosity,
From all of us at Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH).