Africa Weeks For The Animals: Part 3. More Silverbacks!

Silverbacks, the top dog of a mountain gorilla family, continue to be the focal point of discussion. Children learn about a silverback’s role including the fact that there may be more than one silverback per family.

Silverbacks.  Art of Conservation 2011.After discussion and viewing visuals children draw silverbacks.

Silverback watercolor on green.  Art of Conservation 2011.A watercolor of a silverback mountain gorilla from one of our conservation and health education students.

AoC student Phocas painting silverback mountain gorillas.  Art of Conservation 2011Phocas creates a silverback on paper. Rushubi Primary School.

Silverback watercolor.  Art of Conservation 2011Phocas’s painting.

In the classroom.  Art of Conservation 2011Eusebe leads the art exercise.


Art of Conservation joins Animal World USA-International in its 2nd Africa Weeks for the Animals beginning 1 August 2011! Throughout this week, we will be featuring an inside look at our conservation and health lessons taught in Rwanda by the AoC team which focus on the protection of the critically endangered mountain gorilla. Mountain gorilla habitat consists of two small areas in Africa- The Virunga Massif and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. With only 786 mountain gorillas left in the world, I hope you will agree that intense effort must continue to be made for this species survival. AoC’s role in gorilla protection involves working with rural communities which surround gorilla habitat. Please click here for more on AWUSA-International Weeks campaign at

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  1. Eusebe
    Posted August 4, 2011 at 5:58 am | Permalink

    Yes, for sure the intensive effort must continue to be made. Mountain gorillas need to be protected and to be safe, so everyone is invited in, and his/her part is most need.
    Thank you Julie for your effort that you conjugate every day.

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