How your support matters

When you take part in Climb For Your World and raise funds, you'll be helping WWF’s vital work with the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) to protect the critically endangered mountain gorilla.

Through IGCP – a coalition of Fauna & Flora International and WWF, we’re working with the protected area authorities of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, local communities and other NGOs to strengthen the monitoring and protection of mountain gorillas and their habitat, reduce human-wildlife conflict and improve local livelihoods. For example, we’ve been helping to install rainwater harvesting tanks in communities living around mountain gorilla habitats. This reduces the need for local communities to enter the protected areas and so reduces the risk of human diseases being passed to the mountain gorillas. We also promote responsible ecotourism that follows international best practice, to help local communities realise benefits from living alongside mountain gorillas.

Here are just a few things the money you raise could do to help protect threatened wildlife:

  • £10 could help to maintain the stone 'buffalo wall' built by community members to reduce human-wildlife conflict
  • £15 could pay for one locally made bee keeping suit, helping to provide an alternative source of income for local communities
  • £30 could pay for the participation of a ranger in intensive mountain gorilla identification training
  • £120 could support one GPS device to help monitor mountain gorillas
  • £150 could pay for a radio programme to be broadcast locally in Uganda to help educate local people about conversation efforts to help protect mountain gorillas in the region
  • £240 could fund a hand held radio for a park ranger’s post in Volcanoes National Park
  • £6000 could support the piloting of a certification scheme for ‘gorilla friendly’ tourism

WWF's Climb For Your World campaign is brought to you by Mountain Rush.

Please contact Mountain Rush support if you have any questions.