The conservation status of the mountain gorilla has changed from “critically endangered” to “endangered” through a meticulous safeguarding campaign. “Even if my grandfather was a poacher, there are no more poachers in our family now. Following the gorillas is not easy. We must be fast“, explains Emmanuel Bizagwira, gorilla tracker.
Every day, every animal is observed by the trackers. “This data sheet, we fill it every day. We record every gorilla activity every day. And this is our daily report“, says the gorilla tracker.Vets also monitor animals for wounds or infections.The number of mountain gorillas has increased from 680 in 2008 to just over 1000 in 2018.