Great Mountain Gorilla News – plus Gorilla Prints

I recieved this newsletter from the African Wildlife Foundation last night, it’s really great news for the Mountain gorillas – for a change, soΒ I thought I would share it with you all.

Plus it gives me the chance to show you some of my gorilla paintings / prints πŸ™‚

baby gorilla print
baby gorilla

Mountain Gorilla Census Reveals Increase in Population

AWF With the International Gorilla Conservation Programme Celebrates Conservation Win
AWF with our friends and supporters has been eagerly awaiting the results of the latest census of mountain gorillas in the Virunga Massif – and now the numbers are in!
The analysis, conducted in March and April 2010, indicates that there are a total of 480 mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) in 36 groups along with 14 solitary silverback males in the Virunga Massif, which includes three contiguous national parks: Parc National des Virunga in DRC, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The only other location where mountain gorillas exist is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.

silverback gorilla Print

gorilla painting

Β Along with the 302 mountain gorillas censused in Bwindi in 2006 and four orphaned mountain gorillas in a sanctuary in DRC, this brings the total world population to 786 individuals.

gorilla print

The last census undertaken in the Virunga Massif was in 2003, when the population was estimated at 380 individuals. The current figure represents a 26.3% increase in the population of mountain gorillas in this area over the last seven years, which is a 3.7% annual growth rate. This increase in the population occurred despite the killing of no less than nine mountain gorillas, in four separate incidents, during this time period.

silverback gorilla print
Of the 480 mountain gorillas censused, 352 (73%) were habituated (349 in groups and three solitary males) and 128 were unhabituated (117 in groups and 11 solitary males).
“This population has made an absolutely remarkable recovery from the approximately 250 individuals that existed only three decades ago.

gorilla art

This recovery is due to the relentless collaborative efforts of many organizations and institutions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda,” stated Dr. Augustin Basabose, Coordinator of Species at the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP), a coalition of African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Fauna & Flora International, and the World Wide Fund for Nature.
Read the full release on awf.org

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This print is of a Western lowland Gorilla – but I’m going to put it in anyways πŸ™‚

lowland gorilla painting

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Local Photographs – The Black Mountains

Some photographs I took locally on the weekend. The area is the Black Mountains in South Wales, UK.

Rape oil fields (above) might not b egreat for our health, but they are fantastic subjects to photograph πŸ™‚

Some scenes just need to be done as a panoramic just to show the vastness (above).

The 2 photos above are done in HDR deliberately pushing the contrast in the clouds to give a surreal effect – hope you like them.

Volume 2 Art Ebook Available NOW! (Wildlife Art)

Just a quick post to let you know that Volume 2 of my “On My Easel” art ebooks is available right now to download.

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Volume 2 – On My Easel – Ebook – Out in a few hours!!!

Just a VERY quick post to let everyone know that my new ebook (Volume 2) will be going live and be available for download in the next few hours.

This ebook brings you right up to date with my latest paintings and also features my largest painting “The Great Migration” in depth.

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Wildlife Art on My Easel – Volume 2!!!

I’ve been working really hard on Volume 2 of my “On My Easel” Ebooks, trying to get it available Β for everyone to download before Xmas πŸ™‚

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