Who we work with:
Mayhew is a registered charity - Charity Number 1077588
The Gorilla Organization
Gorillas in the wild need protection. Inspired by the work of Dr Dian Fossey, who lost her life in the battle to save them, The Gorilla Organization’s African staff have worked for more than 30 years to protect gorillas with a holistic range of projects including conservation, research, education and sustainable development.
Gorillas, like humans, need their homes. And the forests that they survive in must be protected for them to thrive. So the Gorilla Organization has planted nearly two million trees adjacent to the gorilla parks to alleviate pressure on the habitat and help in the global fight against climate change.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC, has suffered years of civil war and much of its once luscious forest is now a lawless wilderness. The mountains of Itombwe and the Community Gorilla Forest of Walikale are home to isolated populations of Grauer’s Gorillas protected by the Gorilla Organization’s rangers. Removing poachers’ traps and negotiating with warlords and illegal miners are all in a day’s work for the highly motivated and extremely brave rangers.
The Gorilla Organization has a great portfolio of positive development projects for people living near the gorillas – so it no longer makes economic sense to be a poacher when you can feed and educate your family thanks to the expertise and investment in training - in such things as bee-keeping and organic farming - made possible by Gorilla Organization’s supporters.
Gorillas are not natural swimmers but if they were we’re sure they’d love these shorts!