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Adult Female Gorilla and her baby from Rushegura gorilla family in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Photo by Ryoma Ostuka

Greetings from Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH)

We hope you are coping well with the coronavirus pandemic.

Today, CTPH joins the rest of the world to celebrate Endangered Species Day.

Commemorated every year on May 15th, Endangered species Day reminds all of us to celebrate and learn about endangered species and people who work very hard to protect these species.

With thousands of animals and plants currently Endangered on the IUCN Red list, Endangered species day gives us an opportunity to recognize and support efforts to protect our endangered species and their fragile habitats.

We understand that due to the current global coronavirus pandemic, few public events will take place to celebrate this day, but this does not mean the day will go un noticed in some places.

Here at CTPH, we are glad to let you know that this day has come at a right time because we are celebrating the birth of two baby gorillas in Nshongi and Muyambi Gorilla Families in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This news brings fresh hope particularly during this difficult period of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adult Female Kabagyenyi from Nshongi gorilla family (L) and another  yet to be identified female from Muyambi family (R) holding their newborn babies. Photos by Uganda Wildlife Authority

With the gorillas endangered due to their small numbers and restricted fragile habitat, every new birth signifies hope for the survival of these species and a great boost to the efforts of Uganda Wildlife Authority, CTPH,  other conservation partners and supporters like you.

Thank you for helping to save endangered species. Thank you for your support.

Stay Safe and Healthy

From All of us at CTPH

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