“The Gorilla Doctors project is one of the most successful interventions that I have seen in Africa. Their mission is clear and the results are measurable,”
“I am also impressed with the commitment this project has towards the local community. Many environmental projects see the local community as an enemy. Gorilla Doctors understands that the only way to protect natural resources is by involving the community,” states Ben.
Gorilla Doctors is dedicated to saving mountain and Grauer's gorillas one gorilla patient at a time. Their international veterinarian team provides hands-on medical care to sick and injured gorillas living in the national parks of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). With only 880 mountain gorillas left in the world today, the health and well-being of every individual gorilla is vital to the species’ survival.
In addition to providing mountain gorillas with healthcare, the veterinary team monitors the health of DRC’s Grauer’s, or eastern lowland, gorillas and intervenes to help sick individuals when possible. The Gorilla Doctors also help rescue and treat mountain and Grauer’s gorillas orphaned by poachers.
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