G4G is the only UK charity that focuses 100% on the conservation of the rare mountain gorilla in Virunga National Park, eastern DR Congo, through providing funding and equipment to the rangers whose job it is to protect them.
It is with immense sadness that G4G informs you of the sudden and unexpected passing of Robin Budden on 11th August 2018. Trustees attended his Memorial Service on Friday 31st August, in his home village of Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. Vast numbers of friends and colleagues packed into St Mary’s Church, joining the family in paying tribute to his life.
Join us in helping provide what the rangers need and make a real difference to the future of the mountain gorilla. Whilst the mountain gorillas may be many miles away, G4G has proven that practical assistance can be directed to where it really matters - to the rangers at the sharp end.
G4G sponsored Virunga Chief Warden Emmanuel de Merode, who successfully ran the Virgin Money London Marathon in April 2017. The G4G sponsorship of £5,000 was match funded ‘£ for £’ by
The World We Want Foundation, making £10,000, which will all go to the Fallen Rangers Fund.
This fund provides a financial safety net and ongoing support for the widows and children of Virunga rangers killed in the line of duty. Over 160 rangers have been killed in the line of duty over the past 20 years protecting the wildlife in Virunga National Park.
Thank you to all our supporters who made this sponsorship possible.
G4G is investing in the only people who can protect the mountain gorillas throughout the year on a daily basis.
Gearing up for Gorillas (G4G) is overjoyed to have met its target of supporting its first ranger, like Christian Shamavu, who is based in Rumangabo in Virunga National Park.
Christian heads up the Congohound unit and led an anti-poaching operation to rescue a baby eastern lowland gorilla.
Virunga National Park
Read more about Christian, his work and that of his fellow rangers.
G4G funds equipment used by the international team of veterinarians known as the Gorilla Doctors.
G4G has sent a donation to the Gorilla Doctors to buy a completely new set of darting equipment. When a situation in the filed requires the vets to intervene, they often need to sedate the gorilla in need of help and sometimes various gorilla family members to undertake their work. G4G is over the moon to be able to help in this way. Many thanks again to all our supporters around the UK - Read more to see the thank you letter received from the Gorilla Doctors.
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