Month: July 2012

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Molly pays respects to Dian Fossey

In 1988, when I was 8 years old, my father brought my sister and I to see the movie Gorillas in the Mist which told the story of Dian Fossey’s life struggle to protect Rwanda’s mountain gorillas. As an animal lover, I was delighted by the scenes of Sigourney Weaver, who played Fossey, interacting with real mountain […]

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Roz Carr Orphanage reopens with Dance!

Roz Carr’s Imbazi Orphanage continues to give back to the Community, with the new Intore Dance Troupe! “I can only surmise that God didn’t feel I was ready to have children until I was 82 years old. Then he sent me forty all at once.” –Rosamond Carr (excerpt from her memoir Land of a Thousand Hills: […]

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Update on the DRC – 12 July 2012

Update on the situation in the DRC – 12 July 2012 In recent days there have been further reports of instability near Virunga National Park in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. This does not affect travel to the gorilla parks of Southern Uganda and Rwanda (Bwindi, Mgahinga and Parc National des […]

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Festival of Games on First Birthday!

Whenever someone on the VSPT staff has a birthday we declare it official Games Day! A declaration of Games Day means we stop work and spend the day playing volleyball, basketball, horseshoes and frisbee. We also prepare a big lunch that includes the rare treat of beef and sodas. For some of my staff Games […]

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17 Baby Gorillas Named

The 8th annual gorilla naming ceremony – Kwita Izina – took place in Rwanda on June 16th under the umbrella theme “Sustainable Tourism for a Green Economy.”  This year’s ceremony named the 17 baby gorillas born in the past 12 months, a tradition that has named about 141 baby gorillas since its inception in 2005! This event […]

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