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Virunga National Park: my mountain gorilla hat-trick






When I’m not wearing my glasses, my eyesight is truly shocking. First thing in the morning this is copeable with (some might argue favourable…), but when I need to see things that matter I unquestionably need my glasses. On the list of ‘things that matter’, seeing mountain gorillas in the wild is right up there, […]

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Flehmen Response: African Lion, Maasai Mara © David Lloyd gallery

As long as there are animals






As I selected wildlife images from award-winning photographer David Lloyd for our members’ magazine this month, I longed to discover how he captured the pure detail of physical form, the essence of his subjects, and the striking beauty of the African landscape. So I decided to ask the man himself, and share a special look […]

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Gorilla print on paper © Jacinta Sullivan

Hung up on mountain gorillas






Project Hangup was founded in 2010 by designer and illustrator Jacinta Sullivan to create beautiful, considered pieces of art and design that promote care for our environment. Jacinta and Project Hangup work as an advocate for endangered species, aiming to inspire the creative industries to actively consider more innovative, sustainable products and production methods. You […]

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Politicians or Gorillas – which do you prefer?






The answer was a forgone conclusion to UK MP John Mann when he asked in Parliament which the public would prefer to save – their Members of Parliament or endangered mountain gorillas of the Virunga National Park. ‘‘Members have already raised the attempts by SOCO, a UK-based oil exploration company, to plunder the reserves in […]

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Baby mountain gorilla, Virunga © Martin Harvey / WWF-Canon

Investors as key to securing Virunga’s oil-free future






The role that investors can play in influencing company behaviour must not be underestimated. The way in which companies approach issues associated with human rights, community engagement and environmental sustainability has far reaching impacts on corporate profitability and shareholder value and is coming under increased scrutiny by investors. Recent years have witnessed a great deal […]

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Two fishermen on the shore of lake Edward gallery

Living on Lake George






People who live on the shores of Lake George in Uganda earn a living from fishing and the communities also benefit from the profits from eco-tourism in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Wild herds of buffalo, antelope and elephants are big attractions and lodges and gift shops dotted around the park have created jobs for local […]

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