Monthly Archives: June 2009

PALF (Project for the Application of the Law for Fauna) Activities and Outcomes

This is to give you a better idea of the PALF project. They will start blogging themselves soon. Following on from investigations co-ordinated by PALF in Brazzaville, a wildlife trafficker trading in panther pelts was identified in the capital’s main hotel. He was arrested on May 8th with the assistance of the local Department of Economic […]

Jane Goodall and George Schaller speak out in support of the Year of the Gorilla

World renowned conservationist George Schaller, one of the first to look at gorillas from a modern, enlightened perspective, gives a recount of his experiences and an outlook on the future and obstacles of gorilla conservation. A must-see! [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/LHd4nciFo2Y" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] There is also a higher quality version on Youtube, click here. YoG […]

Ian Redmond: Gorilla Ambassador’s visit to Rwanda

Ian Redmond, Ambassador for the UN Year of the Gorilla, participated in the International Conference on Gorilla Conservation in Rwanda which preceded the annual Kwita Izina gorilla naming Ceremony. As well as being YoG Ambassador in 2009, he is also Chief Consultant for GRASP, the UNEP/UNESCO Great Ape Survival Partnership, aiming to conserve gorillas, chimpanzees, […]

New Year of the Gorilla project focuses on Wildlife Law Enforcement

Today I would like to introduce a new YoG project: The PALF (Project to Apply the Law on Fauna) in the Republic of Congo. The input for this blogpost was provided by Luc Mathot of The Aspinall Foundation, and you will soon hear more from this exciting project. PALF (Projet d’Appui à l’Application de la Loi […]

Time for another Year of the Gorilla update

Hello, this is Daniel writing to give you a quick update of what’s been happening over the last weeks. The big news story is certainly the Frankfurt Gorilla Symposium from 9-11 June last week. It was a meeting of leading gorilla conservation experts with policy makers as well as corporate sector representatives. The meeting focused […]

Women in Goma take up production of fuel-efficient stoves

Posted on behalf of Tuver Wundi of the Gorilla Organisation  Hi, this is Tuver, Communications Manager of the Gorilla Organization. Since the new technology for the production of fuel-efficient stoves has been popularised in the region, there is now a collective of local women producing and further popularising fuel-efficient stoves to fight against the excessive use of […]