From its base at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, Partners in Conservation (PIC) raises money to benefit both conservation and humanitarian projects in Rwanda, DR Congo, and the U.S. PIC funds the salaries of several of our African veterinarians.
Terra Incognita EcoTours is Gorilla Doctors' recommended tour company for Rwanda travel. Gerard "Ged" Caddick founded Terra Incognita in 2004 and has led trips for the World Wildlife Fund, National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian, and the American Museum of Natural History as well as many groups. Ged leads 8-day Rwanda ecotours several times per year, with the trips including dinner and visits with the Gorilla Doctors. Custom trips are also available. A portion of the trip cost is donated to Gorilla Doctors.
The Houston Zoo has been a generous supporter of our work since 2010 and even hosts an annual fundraiser held every year in mid-October. The Houston Zoo supports multiple Gorilla Doctors programs, including our Employee Health Program.
The Arcus Foundation is a leading global foundation advancing pressing social justice and conservation issues. Specifically, Arcus works to advance LGBT equality, as well as to conserve and protect the great apes. The Arcus Foundation has awarded Gorilla Doctors many grants over the years to support our programs like the gorilla orphan medical care and the Employee Health Program.
Journeys Discovering Africa is a boutique tour operator running bespoke and small-group gorilla trekking safaris for a select clientele to East Africa. They frequently encourage clients visiting Rwanda to meet the Gorilla Doctors veterinary team to learn more about our vital work, and for every person traveling on one of their Rwanda safaris they make a donation to Gorilla Doctors.
Gearing up for Gorillas was founded in 2005 to support the conservation of the mountain gorillas of Virunga National Park, DRC, including the mountain gorilla orphans. The organization has provided the Gorilla Doctors with lots of “gear” over the years, such as waterproof clothing, toys for the orphans, and medical equipment.
Project V.E.T.S. is dedicated to helping improve the health and welfare of animals around the world by collecting veterinary equipment, technology, and supplies (V.E.T.S) from veterinary hospitals, colleges, zoological societies, human hospitals, and medical equipment/supply manufacturers to distribute worldwide to veterinarians working in nonprofit or NGO’s devoted to animal health. Established in 2009 by veterinarian Candy (Sayles) Brad, Project VETS is currently helping to support 55 animal related nonprofits in 34 different countries. Project V.E.T.S. has continually provided supplies and equipment to the Gorilla Doctors since 2009, when founder Candy Brad first traveled to Uganda and Rwanda to trek to the critically endangered mountain gorillas.
Abaxis Europe has supplied Gorilla Doctors with numerous pieces of important laboratory equipment since 2011, such as a hematology machine, iStat machines, VS2 chemistry analyzer, among other valuable equipment and supplies. Abaxis' mission is to supply point of care blood analyzers to the medical market and the veterinarian market. Abaxis provides leading edge technology, tools and services that support best medical practices, enabling physicians and veterinarians to respond to the health needs of their clients at the point of care while operating economical and profitable practices. Abaxis is headquartered in northern California, USA, and contains operations around the world.
E-Trip Africa is the newest division of Worldwide Travel Group LLC, a registered tour operator based in the United States. Founded to provide a responsible alternative for traveling in Africa, E-Trip Africa focuses on creating memorable experiences that are readily accessible to people from all walks of life. Their clients may visit with the Gorilla Doctors during their trip to Rwanda and eTrip Africa makes a donation to our organization for every tour group visit.
"At Natural World Safaris the natural world is our niche. No other company fully specialises in this area and we pride ourselves on handcrafting only the finest trips to suit the needs of our discerning clients, taking the essential concepts of a safari and translating these into all the itineraries we design. Our focus differs from other operators. Working as a team of highly knowledgeable experts, we have first-hand experience of the destinations we feature and also seek to support many environmental and conservation ventures across the world. This enables us to provide extraordinary journeys that put our clients in the right place at the right time for life changing and ethically responsible wildlife encounters and natural world experiences."
This book written for children ages 9 to 12 was named an American Library Association Notable Book and a National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Book, and is the winner of the Flora Stiglitz Straus Nonfiction Award and the ASPCA Henry Bergh Award. Kirkus Reviews says: "This is a fascinating look into the work of the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project. Illustrated with stunning photographs, it is a stellar example of children's nonfiction." You can order "Gorilla Doctors" from your favorite online bookseller. Half of all royalties are donated to Gorilla Doctors.