Gearing Up 4 Gorillas (G4G)

Gearing Up 4 Gorillas (G4G)

Charity information

Gearing Up 4 Gorillas (G4G)

Raising funds and essential equipment to support the work of the rangers in Virunga National Park, eastern DR Congo, home to the critically endangered mountain gorilla.

Founded 2004

  • Mission statement

    Official 'Objects':
    The only UK charity that focuses 100% on protecting the critically endangered mountain gorilla in Virunga National Park, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo through providing equipment and funds to the rangers whose job it is to protect them.

    Raising awareness of the threats to the mountain gorillas and rangers of Virunga National Park, both here in the UK and within the National Park itself.

    Since 2009, G4G actively supports the running of the Senkwekwe Centre, the only facility caring for orphan mountain gorillas anywhere in the world, currently home to four young gorillas. G4G supports the ranger carers, orphan food and aims to provide an onsite, medical room with all relevant facilities, for the treatment of injured or sick gorillas. G4G works closely with the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project (or Gorilla Doctors) to provide the necessary equipment.

    Since 2010, G4G is working to provide environmental education within a newly built, yet currently unused Education Centre at Park HQ and through a pedal powered cinema taking conservation films to remote schools and communities without power, as a precursor to children sending time at the Education Centre. Activities will include art based activities, lessons on mtn gorillas, poaching, the illegal charcoal trade, a nature trail and talks from the rangers. Environmental eduation is practically non-existent in DR Congo and this programme will hopefully awaken a love and respect for their Park & wildlife

  • Aims

    Gearing Up 4 Gorillas (G4G) aims to:

    • Raising awareness of the threats to the mountain gorillas and rangers of Virunga National Park, both here in the UK and within the National Park itself.
    • The only UK charity that focuses 100% on protecting the critically endangered mountain gorilla in Virunga National Park, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo through providing equipment and funds to the rangers whose job it is to protect them.
  • Overview

    Established: July 2004

    Registered Charity Number: 1111663

    Board members: 13

    Phone number: 07801 531205

    Address: 87, Chapel Farm Cottage Gussage St Andrew Blandford Dorset DT11 8DL

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