What is Fauna & Flora doing to save mountain gorillas?
Fauna & Flora has been at the forefront of mountain gorilla conservation since 1971, but our work was taken to the next level in 1978 when we set up the Mountain Gorilla Project following a heartfelt plea from Sir David Attenborough.
While this work has seen great results and taken mountain gorilla numbers to over 1,000, it is far from over. We must not let our guard down.
Through your donations, Fauna & Flora can train community wardens to patrol the last remaining mountain gorilla strongholds, removing deadly snares and keeping these incredible creatures safe from harm.
These wardens work tirelessly, patrolling dense jungle and remote habitats that cause their gear to rapidly degrade. It is essential they receive the fresh supplies they need to carry out their work.
What do wardens need?
Wardens need boots, rucksacks and sleeping bags. This gear is essential for patrolling through rough terrain and dense forests, through torrential downpours and blazing hot sun.
We also need to provide these dedicated wardens with good training and funding to pay their wages. It is vital that we ensure they are well prepared to deal with the immense challenges they face in the field on a regular basis.
These wardens cover huge distances on their patrols, removing snares, deterring illegal loggers and safeguarding key mountain gorilla habitats.