Richard is fighting to save the Endangered mountain gorilla, consisting of around one thousand individuals, by reducing the risk of human diseases spreading to them.
Richard and CTPH are able to travel to Bwindi to train park staff and gorilla guardians to learn how to conserve gorillas.
Conservation Through Public Health
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There are around 1000 mountain gorillas left in the world and they have been on the brink of extinction for years – mostly because of human-made threats. Zoonotic diseases like Covid-19 and tuberculosis, that spread between humans, livestock and wildlife threaten their health and survival. Climate change, habitat loss and poaching put their safety and homes at risk.