Emmanuel IZABAYO

Research Assistant, Dian Fossey gorilla fund.

About Emmanuel IZABAYO

My area of interest in primate behaviors, not only because I have a background in zoology and conservation but also as someone who spent most of my time with primates. Moreover, I have some skills related to people vs wildlife conflict around PAs. currently, I'm working as a research assistant in mountain gorilla behavior data collection at Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund | Rwanda.

Areas of expertise


Would you be willing to be approached and share your lessons learned in your area(s) of expertise with our community?


Would you like to be added to the calendar invitation for our monthly WildHub Socials?

Unsure, I would like more information about these socials

Influencer Of


Rooms participated in:

Let's welcome new members!

Recent Comments

Feb 02, 2024
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

A warm welcome to WildHub Emmanuel! Wonderful to have you join us. 

Which lessons learned could you share on researching the behaviour of mountain gorillas that you think could benefit other professionals working with primates? It would be useful to learn more from you and your work. 

Perhaps of interest to you are our WildHub socials which is an informal and easy-going way to network with other members. Upcoming socials are advertised here. Let us know if you have any questions. 

Thank you for a warm welcome@Thirza There are many lessons to learn about mountain gorillas, for example, the way they stick together during group encounters, how the females protect their infants during silverback fights, how after those kinds of stressful events they groom each other to lessen the stress level, it is just fascinating. Further, we do regular intensive fieldwork to ensure that all gorilla groups are doing great, checking if there are no snares, and looking for other special behaviors. But simply what I can say,  it is stress-killing medicine to observe our closest cousins @Mounntain gorillas enjoying and playing, especially infants in their wild habitats. 

Feb 02, 2024
Replying to Chrissy

Hi Emmanuel, Welcome to the WildHub Community! Thanks for joining. We're excited to hear more about your experience and research at Dian Fossey. Cheers!

Thank you very much @Chrissy for a warm welcome, I appreciate it!!


  • Telephone

Online Elsewhere