Noble Gorilla Foundation
Sustaining the habitats of mountain gorillas and the homes and hearts of Ugandan coffee communities
Noble Gorilla Foundation supports coffee communities and wildlife rangers who protect endangered gorillas in southwest Uganda. These gorilla highlands coffee farming communities border the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park, UNESCO-designated world gorilla habitats.
We are proud to carry out our mission with our partner, Gorilla Highlands Coffee. Previously, poaching and habitat destruction, both driven by poverty, were the root causes of declines in the gorilla population in southwest Uganda. Gorilla Highlands Coffee has been pivotal in reversing the decline. People who relied on poaching and harvesting crops and materials from the gorilla forest habitats are now part of the coffee social enterprise. With Foundation funding assistance, Gorilla Highlands Coffee helps them grow the best organic coffee, implements projects that benefit the communities, supports family-owned farms and achieves our goal to help protect mountain gorillas.
A simple way to connect coffee communities and help gorillas is through buying their signature specialty coffee - available here. Being a part of coffee connecting our different communities is a win-win for all - coffee drinkers, farmers, and these iconic mountain gorillas.
Protectors of Mountain Gorillas
We work toward safeguarding mountain gorilla habitats. The Bwindi-Sarambwe mountain gorilla population has grown to 459. The global count now stands at 1,063 (UWA, 2019). We want to prevent killings like this of our noble gorillas.