31 May '18, 8pm

Mountain gorilla numbers grow in spite of threats | Stories | WWF

The Virunga Massif spans 111,445 acres in the DRC, Rwanda and Uganda and is one of only two isolated areas mountain gorillas live. Field teams surveyed the region to determine the population and demographics of mountain gorillas. For the first time, field teams used electronic devices to collect data and information about the mountain dwellers and threats they may face. Mountain gorillas remain a critically endangered species in urgent need of protection. They are threatened by traps and snares that are set out to capture antelopes for wild meat. Because of their limited range and proximity, they are also vulnerable to human development and disease. Rarely, they are poached for live animal trade. WWF is working with the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) to secure a future for mountain gorillas by reducing threats to the species and protecting their forest...

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