Rwandan people and mountain gorillas face changing climate together

Image by Elham Shabahat

Yale F&ES graduate Elham Shabahat (MESc ’18) studied the impact of climate change on mountain gorillas and local people living near gorilla habitat, as part of the partnership on climate change journalism between YPCCC and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. She was the first student awarded a summer fellowship and travel grant under the partnership.

Her research was featured in an article on Mongabay: “Rwandan People and Mountain Gorillas Face Changing Climate Together.”

See more of Elham’s work in her photo essays and blog posts for YPCCC: “Complexities of Conservation in Akagera” and “Parks, People and Climate Change.”