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Mayombe & Djongo: Life on The Island

Mayombe is continuing to grow in confidence on the island with Djongo, despite the season of heavy thunderstorms that is underway. 

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Projects such as our gorilla protection projects in Gabon and Congo have already shown us that successful reintroductions are possible. As with Djongo, who has recently bonded with a young female who joined our programme in June 2019 from ZooParc de...

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Statement From The Aspinall Foundation

Thursday 26th September 2019

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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. Over...

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Orphaned Gorillas in Congo

Back in 1987 The Aspinall Foundation signed an agreement with the Ministry of Forests of the Congo to begin its work to protect the western lowland gorilla.

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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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Djéké - From Orphan to Silverback

by Matthieu Bonnet, Regional Director of the Gabon & Congo Gorilla Project

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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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Amedeo for The Aspinal Foundation

The award winning jewellery designer Amedeo Scognamiglio has designed iconic pieces for many renowned clients including international royalty and leading Hollywood stars. Amedeo has created an exclusive capsule collection of bracelets to celebrate...

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An Amazing Sighting in Congo

By Tony King, Conservation & Reintroduction Coordinator & Amos Courage, Overseas Director

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