Other Environmental Themes

International Gorilla Conservation Programme

The International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) is a coalition programme of three international conservation organizations [African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)], which was formed in 1991 to ensure the long-term conservation of the mountain gorilla and its regional afromontane and high altitude forest habitat. The program operates in the three countries that share the habitat of the mountain gorillas: the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda, and works in close partnership with the protected area authorities of the three countries. The approach is not one based purely on protection of the habitat of the gorillas, however, but is one that integrates conservation of the habitat and wildlife with the surrounding human landscape, and addresses the threats to conservation targets from both their proximate and underlying sources.

The Mission of IGCP is to “empower people to jointly manage a network of transboundary protected areas so that it contributes significantly to sustainable development and protects the mountain gorilla and its habitat”.

The Goal of IGCP is “the long-term conservation of the mountain gorilla and its regional high-and medium altitude forest habitat in Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda”.

To learn more, please visit our website or contact: United States of America African Wildlife Foundation 1400 Sixteenth Street, NW
 - Suite 120
 Washington, DC 20036
 Phone: 202-939-3333
 Fax: 202-939-3332
 Email: africanwildlife@awf.org
 United Kingdom Fauna & Flora International
 Jupiter House
 - 4th Floor Station Road
Cambridge, CB1 2JD
UK Phone: + 44 (0) 1223 571000
 Fax: +44 (0) 1223 461481
 Email: africa@fauna-flora.org 
Web: www.mountaingorillas.org or www.awf.org