Category Archive: DRC

Dec 23

Announcing Gorilla Safari VR

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Working with the Born Free Foundation, and in honor of longtime friend and colleague John Kahekwa, we’re very pleased to announce the release of Gorilla Safari VR, our latest vEcotour mobile app for Android and iOS. This one begins at Born Free’s headquarters in England, with Mr. Kahekwa having just received the 2016 Prince William …

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Dec 21

Don’t miss “Gorilla Family & Me” on BBC Two later today!

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Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan visits our friend Chimanuka the Silverback in Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the BBC Two series that begins broadcasting today. Accompany Gordon as he attempts to gain the trust of Chimanuka and map the power dynamics at play among these gentle giants. Breaking new ground for vEco, the BBC has linked to our …

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Nov 09

Meet the Chimanuka gorilla family of Kahuzi-Biega National Park, DRC

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Where do the biggest gorillas in the world live?  It is well known that gorillas are the largest primate (except for a few very large humans) but we can now take you – virtually – to the only place in the world where you can find the biggest gorilla sub-species, the Eastern Lowland or Grauer’s …

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Oct 13

vEcoLive: Mountain Gorillas of the Virunga Volcanoes, Part 2

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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 …

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Oct 05

vEcoLive: Mountain Gorillas of the Virunga Volcanoes, Part 1

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Join host Ian Redmond on a virtual voyage through the Virunga Volcanoes of East Africa, spectacular home to half of the world’s Mountain Gorillas! The tour will trace the story of European interaction with these gentle giants, beginning with the dizzying heights of Mount Sabinyo, pausing in a misty glade to pay our respects at Dian Fossey’s grave, …

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Dec 24

Behind the scenes at the world’s only mountain gorilla orphanage

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Just in time for Christmas, the vEco team is delighted to bring you this three-panorama virtual tour of the world’s only mountain gorilla orphanage, the Senkwekwe Center located at the headquarters of the Virunga National Park in Rumangabo, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Dec 24

Don’t miss VIRUNGA, the movie!

Have you seen the oscar-nominated documentary VIRUNGA yet? You should! It is a film with the tense drama, tear-jerking emotion and spectacular imagery of a Hollywood blockbuster, but it is fact not fiction. It features the courageous men and women (and their families) that protect the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo …

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