Koehler recycling papers for Gorilla conservation campaign

The campaign marks the tenth death anniversary of the silverback Ruhondeza

A cultural-historical tin figure of Ruhondeza and his family of mountain gorillas

Koehler Group, a company for development and production of high-quality specialty paper, is recycling papers used for the ‘gorillas our friends forever’ conservation campaign. The partners to the project are the Max Planck Institute for evolutionary anthropology, the Ugandan NGO. Renowned author and actor Hannes Jaenicke is the campaign’s ambassador.

Mountain gorillas are among the rarest life forms on our planet. According to current estimates, there are only thought to be around 1000 of them remaining worldwide. The last mountain gorillas live in the Virunga Mountains in the border area between the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. The campaign is an initiative launched by the Mondberge publishing house that aims to save them.

Recycling papers for the figures

A cultural-historical tin figure of Ruhondeza and his family of mountain gorillas, which comes in a stylish ‘Eco box,’ has been created to boost the conservation effort. The engraved tin figure groups have been painted by dozens of miniatures painters from all over the world. Koehler provided its high-quality recycling papers for the box. 

The ‘Eco box’ is a prime example of how traditional craftsmanship and sustainability can be combined. Creative board diamond 120 and 270 gsm, Koehler Eco Dark Grey 120 gsm, and creative board platinum 350 gsm were used to make the box. The booklet was printed on creative print diamond 90 gsm and 210 gsm. Creative print diamond 350 gsm was used for the postcard. The recycling papers, made from 100% secondary fiber, not only boast the ‘Blue Angel’ and EU ecolabels, they also stand out thanks to their rich colors. “We are very proud to have contributed to the success of the ‘gorillas our friends forever’ conservation campaign,” says Udo Hollbach, Managing Director at Koehler Paper’s Greiz site. 

Death anniversary of the silverback Ruhondeza

Ruhondeza was the first mountain gorilla in Uganda to allow tourists to visit his group. Over the course of his 50 years on Earth, the silverback had close contact with more than 50,000 people, according to estimates. The campaign was launched to mark the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the death of the legendary silverback from the Bwindi National Park in Uganda and aims to raise awareness of mountain gorilla conservation and to support specific projects in the region of the Bwindi rainforest.

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