A Goldman Prize staff member recently traveled to Rwanda, where she spent a few days observing mountain gorillas with Eugene Rutagarama. Rutagarama won the 2001 Goldman Prize for leading the effort to protect the critically endangered mountain gorillas in the aftermath of violent conflicts in the region.
The GEP staff member stayed at the Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, a resort that is owned and operated by members of the community. Part of the lodge’s proceeds go toward building schools, hospitals, and creating economic opportunities for local women. Here are some photos from her trip: