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2013-12-17 12:21:30

Journey through Lush Ugandan Forest Brings Guests Face-to-Face with Rare Animals LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Locking eyes with an almost-500 pound silverback mountain gorilla, with just a few feet of African forest standing in between, travelers participating in Crystal Cruises' newest Overland Adventure may share a scene few on earth will ever see. With just 600 mountain gorillas left in the world, and only a handful of active guests permitted on the excursion,...

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2010-12-07 12:20:00

Regional authorities said Tuesday that the population of mountain gorillas in their main central African habitat has increased by a quarter in seven years. The majority of the world's mountain gorillas are found in the Virunga massif, which includes three contiguous national parks in Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda. According to a census carried out earlier this year and funded by local and foreign wildlife organizations, the population of the iconic but endangered...

2009-09-25 14:26:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- M2SYS Technology, an award-winning biometric technology research and development firm, has finalized an agreement to provide Bwindi Community Hospital with their leading-edge fingerprint identification system as part of a donation effort to support global causes. Bwindi Community Hospital provides healthcare to some of the poorest people in the world, affected with devastating diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and diarrhea, which are...

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2009-09-01 06:15:00

A Wildlife Authority spokeswoman said on Monday that Facebook and Twitter users will be able to "befriend" rare Ugandan mountain gorillas, as well as track their movements. Lillian Nsubuga told AFP that the scheme was designed to promote Uganda's nascent tourism industry, and users will be able to receive updates about their endangered primate friends. "Through geo-tracking and GPS, you'll be able to get information about new births within the family and other information," she said,...

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2009-01-27 12:45:00

A new census count released on Tuesday showed the population of mountain gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park has risen by 12.5 percent. Rangers from the Congolese Wildlife Authority (ICCN) conducted more than 128 patrols during the eight-week census. They found that about 211 of the great apes were estimated to be currently residing in Africa's oldest national park, with 81 new arrivals now living there permanently. ICCN gorilla monitoring head Innocent...

2008-09-15 09:00:57

By Graeme Hetherington A DOCTOR is working with HIV and TB patients in the remote heart of Africa with the support of a North-East charity. Dr Paul Williams is trying to raise the money for an ambulance to work out of the hospital he helps run in one of the remotest region?s of Uganda, and is being helped by Everyday Language Solutions (ELS), based in Thornaby, near Stockton. The charity has a long history of working with Dr Williams, dating from when he practised at the Arrival Medical...

2005-08-17 08:32:19

By Daniel Wallis BUNYARUGURU CRATER LAKES, Uganda (Reuters) - Serving cold drinks to rich vacationers at a luxurious retreat in the hills of western Uganda, barman George Kaganda says tourism has been good to him. "I have 12 children and because of my steady employment they will all have land when I am gone," the 51-year-old says. Once holding the dubious honor of being the late dictator Idi Amin's favorite waiter, Kaganda says the hotel industry has freed him from the poverty...


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Eastern Gorilla, Gorilla beringei
2014-04-14 12:11:51

The Eastern Gorilla (Gorilla beringei) is a species of the genus Gorilla and the largest living primate. Currently, the species is subdivided into two subspecies. The Eastern Lowland Gorilla (G. b. graueri) is the most populous at about 5,000 individuals. The Mountain Gorilla (G. b. beringei) has only roughly 700 individuals. Additionally, scientists are considering elevating the Bwindi Gorilla population to the rank of subspecies. There are at least two subspecies of the Eastern Gorilla:...

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