Category Archive: Mountain Gorillas

Sep 24

Happy World Gorilla Day!

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Welcome to our new virtual Gorilla safari, launched to coincide with the first ever #WorldGorillaDay. September 24th 2017 has been designated the inaugural World Gorilla Day by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Dian Fossey establishing the Karisoke Research Centre on this day in 1967. Click HERE or on either of …

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Sep 15

London’s Great Gorilla Run 2017!

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There are fun runs and then there is the GREAT GORILLA RUN — more fun for a good cause than any other event in conservation!  At least that is what British comedian and TV naturalist Bill Oddie says. Tomorrow, Saturday 16th September, the 15th Great Gorilla Run will see hundreds of people dressed as gorillas, with …

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Nov 16

Praise for vEcotourism.org from the United Nations’ Great Apes Surival Partnership!

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Some very kind words about vEco from Doug Cress, Programme Coordinator for the United Nations’ Great Apes Survival Partnership! If you’ve got a VR headset, give apeAPP VR a spin on your Android or Apple smartphone 🙂 http://www.un-grasp.org/vr/

May 12

Welcome, BBC Earth Readers!

  Our Ambassador, Ian Redmond, remembers the mountain gorillas that famously interacted with Sir David Attenborough in the landmark television series ‘Life on Earth‘ for a new article for BBC Earth. Ian recalls introducing the BBC film crew to two of the gorilla groups being studied by Dian Fossey, while he was working as her research …

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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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Feb 10

Experience the fascinating world of the Susa gorilla group in Rwanda, guided by great ape expert Ian Redmond

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Sidle up to one of our world’s greatest living wonders: a group of mighty mountain gorillas browsing and playing in their natural habitat on Mount Karisimbi, Rwanda. Our latest vEcotour features 360 degree images, ambient background sounds, and embedded videos, all captured by our vEco Ambassador and great ape expert, Ian Redmond. Mount Karisimbi, a …

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