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Lowland Gorillas, Protected in a Green Abyss


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, habitat, wildlife, gorillas )

Cher Away
- 546 days ago - green.blogs.nytimes.com
Now the government of the Republic of Congo has declared the area a national park, ensuring that the green abyss remains just that. Gorillas, it turns out, do not mind the forests' tangle.



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. (0)
Friday February 1, 2013, 9:38 am
Thank you Cher
 

Barbara D. (106)
Friday February 1, 2013, 11:02 am
Noted. A big step. We should be protecting indigenous species.
 

Renee Paxton (2)
Friday February 1, 2013, 12:00 pm
thank you very much for sharing this info.
 

Gabriele R. (29)
Friday February 1, 2013, 12:15 pm
great story,thank you
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday February 1, 2013, 12:19 pm
noted, thank you Cher
 

Christeen Anderson (453)
Friday February 1, 2013, 12:38 pm
Yea. Good news. Kudos to them. Please keep up the good work. Thank you.
 

kye j. (41)
Friday February 1, 2013, 1:00 pm
Thanks
 

Ruth S. (314)
Friday February 1, 2013, 1:27 pm
Thank you Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Friday February 1, 2013, 1:30 pm
Excellent! Thank you!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Friday February 1, 2013, 2:13 pm
Just let them live in peace.
 

Dianne D. (455)
Friday February 1, 2013, 2:16 pm
I hope they can truly be protected.
 

janet f. (29)
Friday February 1, 2013, 5:04 pm
I hope they continue to protect these gorillas.
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1634)
Friday February 1, 2013, 7:25 pm
Thnx for this great news Cher!
 

Julie E. (337)
Friday February 1, 2013, 8:59 pm
I love Gorilla's!
 

june t. (64)
Friday February 1, 2013, 11:57 pm
good news
 

Autumn S. (142)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 3:29 am
Wonderful news, thanks Cher :)
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 6:54 am
noted, thanks
 

Sandi C. (238)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 11:05 am
thanks.
 

Rosemary Rannes (634)
Monday February 4, 2013, 7:00 pm
Cher I just happened across this article on Twitter and 'vetted' .. to happy to see you posted it ! Love your passion my cyber sis *_*
This is so exciting, i'm just beside myself with joy over this one!
... info from the article :
" 1,765 square-mile patch of land became Ntokou-Pikounda National Park ...
In addition to protecting gorillas, the park shelters the great apes’ forest neighbors, including around 800 elephants and 940 chimpanzees. “This park is a great victory not just for gorillas but for conservation,” said Jerome Mokoko, the associate director of the Congo program. “What should not be overlooked is that this park supports wetlands with huge numbers of fish, crocodiles and Congo’s largest and most secure population of hippos.”

Ntokou-Pikounda National Park’s relative inhospitality to humans helps to protect wildlife dwelling by deterring poachers or at least making poaching more challenging."

p.s. on a personal note, i posted a share w/update re: my husband's heart attack, to explain my absence recently.
 

Michela m. (3819)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 8:07 pm
Noted!!!
 

Michela m. (3819)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 9:58 am


Thanks! Posted in:  ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
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together with Sumatran Tigers (Java & Bali Tigers already EXTINCT), Elephants, Rhinos, Clouded Leopards, Sun Bears, Wildlife, Biodiversity they face Extinction!! Only 300 Sumatran Tigers left on Earth!!! 300 Football Fields of Rainforests are CLEARED every hour in SE Asia to produce Palm Oil: a hidden, not labelled, unhealthy ingredient in the products we buy. We MUST do WHATEVER is possible to SAVE them all!!
AGAINST: Corporate Control, Deforestation, Illegal Logging, Global Warming, Pollution, CO2Emissions, Indigenous Peoples Displacement, Pet Trade, GMO Food, Vivisection… Also other Primates, as Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Gibbons, & Monkeys for Vivisection are dealt in this Group. Petitions/Info/Videos/Pics are here.
Please!! Join, Sign, Invite friends to Join!! Individually: we are one DROP, all together: we are an OCEAN!! ALL together we can make a difference!! Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world -Margaret Mead Thanks!! Michela
 

Debbie Williamson (261)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 10:08 am
noted, thanks
 

Muriel Servaege (39)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 4:02 pm
Thank you, Cher.
 

Yvonne F. (164)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:30 am
Great!!!! Thanks for sharing, Cher and Michaela for forwarding in her group!!
 
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