Archive for December, 2008

Profiles Of Mountain Gorillas in Congo

Posted by admin December 10th, 2008

The Official site of Virunga National Park, DR Congo, have made a great an interesting job: They have launched profiles of the Mountain Gorillas of Virunga! A profile includes the gorilla age, sex, parents, offspring, siblings, character, quirks, history… they have tried to be as comprehensive as possible. Check it out here: http://mountaingorillas.gorilla.cd/. Send them [...]

S.O.S Gorilla in “La Voz De Galicia”

Posted by admin December 4th, 2008

S.O.S Gorilla has been referenced in the magazine “La Voz De La Escuela”, from the newspaper “La Voz De Galicia”. It appears in an article about gorilla DNA, and the cause of their endangered situation.

Gorillas in the midst of the Congolese conflict in Virunga National Park

Posted by admin December 4th, 2008

One of Africa’s most important national parks, home to three subspecies of threatened great apes, is caught up in the DRC’s endless war, writes ROB CRILLY in Virunga National Park KARONKANO BASEKA throws his arms in one direction then the other as he points out landmarks in what should be a haven for wildlife. “From [...]

Monkey Day support

Posted by admin December 4th, 2008

Monkey Day has given S.O.S Gorilla their support. Thank you! Monkey Day, annually on December 14th, is a celebration of all things simian, a festival of primates, a chance to scream like a monkey and throw feces at whomever you choose. Or perhaps just a reason to hang out with your friends while grunting and [...]

Africa-wide UN action plan seeks to save the gorilla

Posted by admin December 2nd, 2008

Low-volume wood-burning stoves to protect forest habitat, alternative livelihoods to replace bush meat hunting with beekeeping and the promotion of ecotourism are among steps planned under the United Nations Year of the Gorilla 2009, launched today, to save of one of humankind’s closest but critically endangered relatives. Many experts are warning that without urgent action [...]

Bwindi gets new set of gorilla twins

Posted by admin December 1st, 2008

THE birth of twins among humans evokes emotions and passion. The babies are usually given special names and celebrated with certain rituals. The birth of twins among gorillas, too, does not pass as an ordinary event. For Kweitonda who is part of the Nkuringo group of gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the way she [...]

Congo’s war-baby gorillas bring hope for endangered species

Posted by admin December 1st, 2008

High above the war-battered plain, a giant silverback gorilla ruminatively strips a plant of its leaves with green tombstone teeth. Five females nearby suckle their babies. The world can celebrate a small miracle in eastern Congo. Park rangers greeted the primordial scene with hushed astonishment after hacking for two hours though the verdant gloom of [...]