The Aspinall Foundation

29/07/2019

Advancing our Gorilla Protection Project in Congo & Gabon

Over twenty years ago when The Aspinall Foundation first developed the Gorilla Protection Project, initially in Congo and then expanded into Gabon, the earliest gorillas to be released originated from orphanages and sanctuaries in the region....

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25/06/2019

African Painted Dogs to Gabon

African Painted Dogs are on the brink of extinction in the wild, with estimated numbers as few as 1,500! In a revolutionary progression of our Back to the Wild programme we are about to send a pack of seven African painted dogs bred in the UK at...

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25/06/2019

An update from Gabon

Since The Aspinall Foundation reintroduced the first western lowland gorillas in Batéké Plateau National Park in 1998 we have now established five separate groups. Once hunted to extinction in this remote paradise of lush gallery forest and hilly...

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30/04/2019

Djala & Djongo Looking Great in Gabon

It is nearly six years since Djala and Djongo made the journey to Gabon. For Djala it was the chance to return to a life in the wild, a life that had been denied him many years ago. Djala’s story began in 1982, in the forests of the Congo basin...

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29/11/2018

Gabon Update - Mbwambe Released Onto The Mainland

At the end of last year we brought you news of Mbwambe’s transfer in June 2017 to our Gorilla Protection Project at Batéké Plateau National Park in Gabon. She was accompanied by silverback Rapha and young female orphan Dikélé. Since then the...

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