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Congo Warlord's Arrest Puts Gorillas' Future in Turmoil
Animals  (tags: gorillas, Congo, warlord arrested, protection, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, wildanimals, wildlife )

- 3282 days ago -
The political future of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Virunga National Park--home to about 200 of the world's roughly 680 mountain gorillas--was thrown into turmoil Thursday night with the arrest of Congolese rebel leader Laurent Nkunda.
DRC Gorillas Face Great Risks
Animals  (tags: africa, congo, wildlife, wild animals, great apes, gorillas, endangered, extinction, habitat, humans, killing, protection )

- 3358 days ago -
Goma - East Congo's conflict has put more than a quarter of the world's last mountain gorillas at the mercy of armed groups who hunt and camp in their territory, park officials said on Monday. With no rangers left to protect or care for them, the gori
Great Ape Conservation in Congo Gets a Boost
Animals  (tags: contributions, protection, animals, apes, gorillas, chimpanzees, Congo, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, wildanimals, wildlife )

- 3520 days ago -
The Spanish government has contributed USD 368,000 to a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) led initiative to help protect gorillas, chimpanzees and their habitats in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
In Congo, Endangered Gorilla Population Cut in Half By Rebels, Says WCS
Animals  (tags: gorillas, Congo, endangered, extinction, environment, animals, AnimalWelfare, protection, habitat, wildanimals, wildlife )

- 3547 days ago -
Conducting wildlife surveys last June in Kahuzi-Biega National Park, a World Heritage Site, biologists from WCS and the Congolese Research Center for Natural Sciences found just 130 endangered eastern lowland gorillas (i.e. Grauer's gorillas) in their
In War-Torn Congo, Elephants Beat the Odds
Animals  (tags: elephants, Congo, poaching, wildlife, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

- 3548 days ago -
Despite a decade of civil war and rampant poaching, elephants and other large mammals are still hanging on in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park. In this World Heritage Site, a recent wildlife census by the Wildlife Conservation
Eastern Gorilla
Animals  (tags: gorillas, Congo, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, endangered, extinction, protection, wildanimals, wildlife )

- 3566 days ago -
Recent attacks on Eastern gorillas (Gorilla beringei) in the mountains of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have put a spotlight on this gentle giant. The Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda are the only places left in the world where
Scots Scientists to Save One of Rarest Animals on the Planet
Animals  (tags: rhinos, Congo, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, endangered, extinction, wildanimals, wildlife )

- 3566 days ago -
WITH only 13 of the creatures left struggling to survive on the plains of the Congo, the northern white rhinoceros is one of the most threatened species in the world. Plagued by poachers and with its habitat fast disappearing, the magnificent beast
Congo Gorilla Murder Charges
Animals  (tags: Mountain Gorillas, Congo, Wildlife Conservation Direct )

- 3593 days ago -
Honore Mashagiro was a director of the Virunga National Park when he allegedly promoted the destruction of the gorillas' habitat for charcoal to make money. He has been arrested for allegedly masterminding the murder of a gorilla family in July 2007.
Gorilla Rangers' Execution Threat
Animals  (tags: gorillas, Congo, rebels, violence, endangered )

- 3606 days ago -
Rebels who have seized control of eastern DR Congo's Gorilla Sector have said they will execute any wildlife ranger who attempts to enter the area.
ITN - Countries Unite to Save Gorillas
Animals  (tags: Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, GorillaGoodNews )

- 3616 days ago -
Gorilla numbers across the region fell to a low of around 370 in the 1980s
Gorilla Sanctuary Is Congo War Front
Animals  (tags: Gorilla, sanctuary, Congo, war, front, park rangers, wildlife, suffering, environment, endangered, animals, AnimalWelfare, humans )

- 3660 days ago -
Not far from a hillside where several mountain gorillas shot dead last summer lie buried, park ranger Innocent Mburanumwe peers across a primordial canopy of treetops into what may be the most dangerous game reserve on earth.
Rare Gorillas Under Threat Due to Congo War
Animals  (tags: gorillas, animals, AnimalWelfare, protection, Congo, environment, habitat, war, wildanimals, wildlife, endangered )

- 3700 days ago -
The critically endangered Mountain Gorillas of DR Congo have been under threat and unprotected by Rangers for exactly 3 months due to ongoing fighting between the army and rebel forces. This is the longest period the gorillas have been unguarded
Massive New Rainforest Reserve Opens to Protect Congo Apes
Animals  (tags: rainforest, reserve, protect, congo, apes, bonobo, okapi, endangered, species )

- 3711 days ago -
A new nature reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo will become the world's largest continuous protected area for great apes, particularly the endangered bonobo species, the most human-like of all the apes. The new reserve encompasses 11,803 sq mi of
Land Reserved for Great Ape
Animals  (tags: africa, congo, wildanimals, wildlife, habitat, great apes, bonobo, protection, endangered, extinction, AnimalWelfare )

- 3712 days ago -
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Government is setting aside more than 30,000sqkm of rainforest to help protect the endangered bonobo, a great ape that is the most closely related to humans and is found only in this Central African country.
It Is NOT Over Yet!! Congo Released to His Family PENDING APPEAL of Death Sentence
Animals  (tags: Congo, death sentence, courts, appeal )

- 3718 days ago -
James family lawyer: "We understand that this (Congo's release) has no impact on the outcome of the appeal. The happiness we feel now is tempered by the fact that we know this isn't over and we have a long fight ahead of us." (DONT STOP THE CALLS!!!)

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