Monthly Archives: November 2007

Uganda & Gorillas

New camp for refugees from the DRC, in Kisoro, Uganda, Nov 10, 2007 I continued my travels in Uganda last week, first on safari with friends, then back to work with gorillas – more about them in a moment. Early on, in Kisoro, we drove past a refugee camp set up by MONUC, the UN […]

A Fragile Place

Dennis, Nancy, Naomi, Dave, and Robyn visit Amahoro Group (RW) with ORTPN tracker Jean Marie. Last week, friends from the U.S. arrived for a long-planned visit. I’ve known one of them, Naomi, for over 20 years. A classmate from vet school at University of California, Davis, she runs a small-animal practice in Aptos (CA), rides […]

Up and Down Week

Ndakasi, an orphaned female mountain gorilla infant, chews on wild celery. For the past several weeks, the Goma (DRC) orphans have been our only active cases—and I’m glad to say they’re both in good health at the moment. But everything changed a few days ago. I’ve been called to the forest in Rwanda urgently nearly […]