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Mountain gorilla numbers have increased, census reveals

Posted by admin July 5th, 2012

The population of endangered mountain gorillas has increased significantly in the last 30 years, say researchers. A census carried out in the Virunga Massif – where most of the world’s mountain gorillas live – revealed 480 individuals living in 36 groups. Conservationists say that, 30 years ago, only 250 gorillas survived in this same area. [...]

S.O.S Gorilla in Integral magazine

Posted by admin September 10th, 2009

S.O.S Gorilla has been referenced in the magazine “Integral”. It appears in an article about gorilla preservation and their endangered situation.

U.N. steps in to save gorilla habitats

Posted by admin May 24th, 2009

A United Nations-backed initiative has been launched aimed at halting the destruction of the habitat of the East African mountain range gorilla, threatening the extinction of humans close relative, the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced. The 2009 Year of the Gorilla (YoG) partnership is supporting a project enabling local residents in areas endangered by [...]

In Congo, With Rebels Now at Bay, Calm Erupts

Posted by admin March 5th, 2009

War, displacement and bloodthirsty rebels had gotten between them. But for the first time in years, this section of a venerated Congolese national park is rebel-free. Government wildlife rangers, like Mr. Serundori, are firmly in control – for the moment. And Kabirizi, a 500-pound silverback gorilla with a head as big as an engine block, [...]

Congo war-baby gorillas bring hope for endangered species

Posted by admin March 5th, 2009

By Denis Barnett, AFP 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 [...]

Mountain Gorillas Birth 10 New Babies While War Wages in the Congo

Posted by admin February 4th, 2009

In an inspiring testament to the resiliency of life even amidst war and conflict, the Congo’s critically endangered population of Mountain Gorillas increased over the last 16 months, including 10 new births. The new babies were part of an overall population increase of 12.5% in UNESCO-listed Virunga National Park, where habituated Mountain Gorilla numbers jumped [...]

Congo park reports 10 gorillas born in 16 months

Posted by admin January 27th, 2009

The Congolese Wildlife Authority says the gorilla population has grown in an eastern Congo park that is home to some of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas. A census released Monday shows 10 baby gorillas have been born since August 2007 in Virunga National Park. Park director Emmanuel de Merode calls the status of gorillas [...]

DR Congo gorilla numbers growing

Posted by admin January 27th, 2009

The population of threatened mountain gorillas in eastern DR Congo is now growing, local wildlife officials say. According to a census carried out by rangers in the Virunga National Park, 10 baby gorillas have been born in the last 18 months. The park population now stands at 81, and there are only 700 of mountain [...]

Fewer Mountain Gorillas Than Believed

Posted by admin January 23rd, 2009

Bad news from Uganda: the mountain gorilla population in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is smaller than previously estimated. Until recently, environmentalists believed 336 gorillas resided in the park. Now it looks like the number has dropped to 302. Why the change? The population numbers are usually collected by counting nests and examining the dung [...]

DNA tests suggest mountain gorilla population ‘shrunk’

Posted by admin January 22nd, 2009

Experts could have to scale back their estimates of how many mountain gorillas are left in the wild after a new survey cut numbers in one of their main habitats. Only around 700 of the gorillas still live in the wild after years of uncontrolled hunting, destruction of their forest habitat and illegal capture as [...]