By Matt Brunette
My trip took me from Kenya to Rwanda to DR Congo in just about 2 weeks. It was a lot to take in but it was a truly amazing experience. The purpose of the trip was to assess current projects and develop new strategies for eastern lowland gorilla conservation in Kahuzi-Biega National Park (KBNP) with the Canadian Ape Alliance, an organization I have been volunteering with over the past few years. We were able to meet with Strong Roots Congo and the United Nation’s Great Ape Survival Program (GRASP) to get a better idea of the status of eastern lowland gorillas in DR Congo.