Trackers and park rangers from Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo have started using the Global Positioning System (GPS) for the gorilla census exercise in the Virunga Volcanoes Region.

Enumerators followed a gorilla trail through Rwanda’s thick towering bamboos of Volcanoes National Park until they located the nest site, from where they carried out a scientific recording.
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One of the gorillas in Rwanda holds her little baby in the National Volcanoes Park last year. Gorilla trackers now use GPS to count the number of gorillas. (Faustin Niyigena)