Is it possible to conserve mountain gorillas without taking into consideration the livelihoods of people?
According to Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) grantee the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP), it is not.
With support from CEPF through our investment in the Eastern Afromontane biodiversity hotspot, IGCP is strengthening local institutions in the Albertine Rift for community development and conservation of mountain gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda.
This involves engaging people in community project planning and development and empowering them to become more actively engaged in sustainable financing for community activities.
Learn more in this blog.
Established in 2000, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a global leader in enabling civil society to participate in and influence the conservation of some of the world's most critical ecosystems. CEPF is a joint initiative of l'Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Conservation International, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Government of Japan, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank.