Mountain Gorilla in the wild
Conservation Through Public Health
Project

Protecting Endangered Mountain Gorillas During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Duration
2020 - 2021
Location
Uganda
Species protected
Mountain Gorilla Gorilla beringei

Project objectives

  • Increase the number of humans and gorillas tested for COVID-19 by 30%
  • Increase surveillance and reduce illegal forest activities;
  • Increase organisational capacity to address COVID-19 related risks posed to mountain gorillas.

Threaths

Diseases

Habitat loss & degradation

Poaching

This project is a part of the IUCN SOS African Wildlife initiative, which is funded by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG Devco) through its B4Life initiative.