Tracing golden monkeys through time

My collegue TUYISINGIZE Deogratias (“Deo) and others at Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International have been studying golden monkeys (Cercopithecus kandti) in Rwanda. Golden monkeys are an endangered monkey along the Albertine Rift (including the Virungas, host to the endangered mountain gorilla). They are also cute as can be, but more on that another time. Deo has been leading efforts to track the golden monkeys in … Continue reading Tracing golden monkeys through time

Gorilla Food Plants Biomass and Ranging

The last two days, I have been working with Olivier Jean Leonce Manzi here at Karisoke Research Center on the question of the relationship between gorilla food plants biomass and the ranging patterns of gorillas outside Volcanoes National Park (VNP) in Rwanda. Even though Volcanoes National Park is set aside and gorillas thrive inside, they don’t strictly stay within the bounds of the park — … Continue reading Gorilla Food Plants Biomass and Ranging