Berggorilla & Regenwald Direckthilfe e.V.
Berggorilla & Regenwald Direkthilfe e.V.
(Mountain Gorilla & Rainforest Direct Aid) was founded in 1984,
this non-governmental organization aims to provide unbureaucratic and
direct aid towards the protection of Gorillas and their shrinking
natural habitats. We don´t restrict our work to Mountain Gorillas
anymore, but also support projects for endangered Gorillas in other
parts of Africa, like the Cross River Gorilla in Nigeria and Cameroon.
Many of our projects benefit the local population, too, as no
conservation initiative can succeed in the long-term without acceptance
by the people who share the environment with the animals.
With about 400 members, our association is rather small but very effective as the Board of Directors works on a voluntary basis, so administration costs are very low, and a high percentage of membership fees and donations go directly into the projects. Twice a year we publish the `Gorilla Journal´ in three different languages (German, English, French).