Hello! My name is Tendo Zikusoka and I am 12 years old. I am a student at Taibah International School in Year Seven. My parents are Gladys and Lawrence Zikusoka. I also have an older brother called Ndhego Zikusoka. This article is about gorillas and how they can be affected
“When we started out, people thought it was weird. ‘Why are you integrating people and animals and why are you integrating human health and animal health?’” says Kalema-Zikusoka, founder of Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), in this week’s New Security Broadcast.
Today, 24th September, is World Gorilla Day and I welcome a personal guest blog from dear friend Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka. Gladys is a Ugandan veterinarian and founder of Conservation Through Public Health, an organisation dedicated to the coexistence of endangered mountain gorillas, other wildlife, humans and farmed animals in Africa.
The COVID-19 pandemic, affecting all countries, with millions of cases and deaths, and economic disruptions due to lockdowns, also threatens the health and conservation of endangered mountain gorillas.