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I had the fortune of being out with the gorillas every day, in their environment.

Full Interview: Amy Vedder and Bill Weber

When you think of Rwanda, the Adirondacks don't necessarily leap into your mind--but for conservationists Amy Vedder and Bill Weber, the two are closer than you'd think.

Veder and Weber have spent decades working in Rwanda, studying and working to preserve that country's famous population of mountain gorillas. They wrote the book "In the Kingdom of Gorillas" about them.

Since the late '90s, Vedder and Weber have also lived part-time in the Southern Adirondack town of Johnsburg...where they've also been active in conservation and community work. Last year, they moved full-time to Johnsburg.  Go to full article
Robin and her daughter, Emma, visit a small village in Rwanda
Robin and her daughter, Emma, visit a small village in Rwanda

A helping hand in Rwanda

In our occasional series, Moving the World, we meet North Country people who take their skills, expertise and resources to share with communities around the globe. Robin Rhodes Crowell and her husband, David, own The World Artisan, in Potsdam. They sell fair trade items made by artists around the world. A visit by organizers of the group, The Ubushobozi Project, led to the shop selling cotton shoulder bags made by young women in Rwanda. But for Rhodes Crowell, selling the bags wasn't enough. This week, she and her daughter, Emma, are in northern Rwanda. Robin is using her entrepreneurial and gardening skills to help young women and teens break the cycle of poverty. Todd Moe spoke with her before the trip to Rwanda.  Go to full article

Gorilla Experts

Brian Mann talks with Amy Vedder and Bill Weber. The pair spend part of the year at their home in North Creek, but they also work in central Africa studying mountain gorillas.  Go to full article

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