Conservation Through Public Health

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"There are no mountain gorillas in captivity, they are only found in the Afromontane rainforests that stretch across the borders of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Uganda is home to an estimated half of them that live in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Mgahinga National Park...

"The 2002 scabies outbreak in gorillas was the impetus that propelled Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka to found Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) with other concerned Ugandans. CTPH is a non-profit, non-governmental organization with an innovative methodology that focuses on the interdependence of wildlife and human health in and around Africa’s protected areas. CTPH spearheads gorilla conservation with a multi-disciplinary approach which not only focuses on gorilla health, but human and livestock as well, for in areas where wildlife, people, and livestock intersect, a downturn in any one invariably affects the survival of the others. CTPH uses integrated wildlife conservation and community public health interventions to implement three strategic programs: Wildlife Health Monitoring, Human Public Health and Information, Education & Communication. As of July 2009, two pilot programs are being conducted in a forest habitat of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and a savannah habitat of Queen Elizabeth National Park, a UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve." [1]


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  1. About, Conservation Through Public Health, accessed June 11, 2010.
  2. Patrons, Conservation Through Public Health, accessed June 11, 2010.
  3. Staff, Conservation Through Public Health, accessed June 11, 2010.