Welcome to Rafiki Memorial Wildlife Conservation Initiative

We are a grassroots organization aimed at helping mountain gorillas and people in and around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, by combining conservation with education and empowerment of the local communities, including sustainable, conservation-based Incomes.


Estimated number of mountain gorillas in the world


Number of youth trained in art


Number of reformed poachers

The story of Rafiki’s death

This drama is performed by Bwindi Buhoma United Reformed Poachers Initiative (BBURPI). This...

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Sewing machines to empower women

Thanks to ongoing fundraising efforts, we have been able to support the Girls Skill Development...

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An act of kindness inspires, be a drop that creates a ripple

Watch the short documentary of Sahaya International about the power of the ripple effect.

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