Bwindi - Sarambwe mountain gorilla population growth increases global count to 1,063

Collaborative conservation efforts pay off as survey results indicate an increase in the number of mountain gorillas in the Bwindi – Sarambwe eco system.

Results released today by Uganda’s Ministry of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities and the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration indicate that the number of the mountain gorillas in the eco system has grown to 459 from an estimated 400 in 2011. This brings the global number of the global wild population of mountain gorillas to an estimated 1,063 when combined with the published results from the Virunga Massif 2015/2016 survey. 

For a detailed press release please see Global mountain gorilla population Dec 2019 IGCP and Survey technical report Bwindi-Sarambwe 2018 Final Report 2019_12_15 

Source: International Gorilla Conservation Fund