Monthly Archives: November 2009

the World Challenge competition voting has now closed

Thank you to everyone who voted for the Gorilla Organization in the World Challenge competition for grassroots conservation. Voting has now closed. A stream of local people came to the Resource Centre in Goma to cast their online vote for the fuel-efficient stove project in DR Congo, which has reduced charcoal consumption in areas near […]

Local people in DR Congo are continuing to vote for the UN Year of the Gorilla project ‘Stoves for Survival’

Local people in DR Congo are continuing to vote for the UN Year of the Gorilla project ‘Stoves for Survival’ as the deadline quickly approaches for the end of voting in the World Challenge international competition. Voting closes on Friday 13 November. Nobody knows how many votes have been cast, but here in Goma local […]

Year of the Gorilla Ambassador in appeal at World Forestry Congress

Based on an article by Paula Scheidt Manoel. Year of Gorilla Ambassador Ian Redmond said during the World Forestry Congress, recently held in Buenos Aires, that protecting animals and stopping bushmeat trade are not a matter of choice, but are actually an essential part of forest preservation. He stated: “Forests don’t have biodiversity, they ARE […]

Jiko Stoves project this weekend when it is shown on BBC World News.

People all over the world will have the chance to see the full film all about our Jiko Stoves project this weekend when it is shown on BBC World News. Our team here in DR Congo hosted the BBC film crew when they came to film our fuel-efficient stoves project for the international World Challenge […]