Gorilla Diaries

Molly6 copyMolly Feltner is an award-winning writer and photographer dedicated to telling stories about conservation and the natural world. With 10 years of experience as a travel writer with a specialization in adventure and eco-tourism, Molly believes that tourism, when properly managed, can help save endangered species and threatened landscapes.  Her articles and photographs have been published in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Magazine, USAToday.com, BBC Focus on Africa Magazine, and the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine.

In 2009, Molly moved to Rwanda to help publicize the work of conservation-based nonprofits through writing, photography, video, and media outreach. She later joined the staff of the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project (MGVP) as the organization’s communications officer. Her work with MGVP in Rwanda, Uganda, and DRC has given her a unique perspective into the lives of the mountain gorillas and the conservation efforts underway to protect them.

Molly now divides her time between the U.S. and Africa and continues to work for MGVP while also pursuing freelance writing and photography projects. When in Africa, Molly and her friends always make the effort to spend an afternoon enjoying massages and wine at Volcanoes Safari’s Virunga Lodge, which is a safari lodge in Rwanda with one of the most stunning views on the planet.


September 23, 2015

Kwita Izina 2015


Kwita Izina, the annual gorilla naming ceremony in Rwanda, took place on the 5th of September 2015. This year’s ceremony was the largest since
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September 15, 2015

Did you know that…

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An interesting study recently conducted at Buffalo Zoo, New York, has discovered that gorillas have individual responses to different kinds of music,
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baby gorilla

In Rwanda, it is once again that time of year when the newborn baby mountain gorillas are named. This annual ceremony is called Kwita Izina and is an
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BLO-Bored Gorilla-XX13

Calling all intrepid last-minute adventurers-Come face-to-face with the endangered mountain gorillas of Uganda this April and May. Book now and pay
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4-Day Bwindi

The first extensive genetic map of the mountain gorilla population has been done by 23 scientists, based on samples taken from seven gorillas in the
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August 21, 2014

Guide of the Month;…

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[caption id="attachment_3056" align="aligncenter" width="470"] Wilson Nzigye.[/caption] Wilson Nzigye left Celtel Uganda, one of the leading
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