Join host Ian Redmond for part two of our virtual voyage through the Virunga Volcanoes of East Africa, spectacular home to half of the world’s Mountain Gorillas!
This week, we will take you behind-the-scenes of the world’s only orphanage for mountain gorillas, the Senkwekwe Centre, where you will meet André Bauma, one of the heroes of the recent documentary, “Virunga“, and then bring you to the Bukima patrol post area to meet the Humba Group – a large family of gorillas relaxing in the forest.
Part one of the Virunga Volcanoes tour is available as a recording on YouTube here.
Ian Redmond is vEco’s Adviser and Ambassador, and a wildlife biologist and conservationist renowned for his work with great apes and elephants. As with his mentor, the late Dr Dian Fossey, the focus of his work shifted in 1978 from research to conservation work, after poachers killed Digit – a famous young silverback – to sell his skull and hands. He established and chairs The Ape Alliance, served as Ambassador for the UN Year of the Gorilla 2009, and was awarded an OBE for services to conservation in 2006.
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vEcoLive: Mountain Gorillas of the Virunga Volcanoes, Part 2
15 October 2015, 12pm EST / 5pm BST
15 October 2015, 3pm EST / 8pm BST
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