Jean Baptiste Kadega Mwenza is currently the head Ranger at the Gatovu Patrol Post.
Kadega was born and raised in Rumangabo- his dad was a Ranger and he hopes that his 3 sons will follow in his footsteps too. He has worked for years in the Mikeno Sector and used to work as a guide taking tourists up to see the mountain gorillas. This is how he learned his excellent English, as you may have witnessed in the video in which he demonstrates how a snare works.
Kadega with the gorilla survey team at Bukima
Kadega was one of the first Rangers who went back into the Mikeno Sector last month. He is trained in using GPS and has been key in identifying the habituated gorillas during the census. His main challenges at his new post in Gatovu will be to combat poaching and illegal farming within the park. And, of course, he will be keeping an eye on the gorillas in that area, including the Solitary Silverback Buhanga.
Teaching Ranger Makuta Seburo how to use GPS
At Rumangabo Station