What is the binomial name of the animal for which the FVGP provides sanctuary and rehabilitation?
The Fernan-Vaz Gorilla Project (FVGP) was initiated in the year 2000 with the vision of “tourism pays for conservation”. The initial aim was to improve the quality of life of 4 gorillas then living in a research facility at the “Centre International de Recherche Medical” in Franceville, Gabon (CIRMF).
The western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) is one of two subspecies of the western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) that lives in montane, primary and secondary forests and lowland swamps in central Africa in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. It is the gorilla most often found in zoos.