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Count of Mountain Gorillas Begins in Uganda

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Ugandan wildlife officials and staff of conservation organizations today began a census of critically endangered mountain gorillas living in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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H Nick H (1826)
Thursday September 8, 2011, 6:54 pm
I pray that they find the group of gorillas are growing and living well. We need to protect our natural resources wherever they are.

patrica and edw jones (190)
Thursday September 8, 2011, 11:05 pm
We hope their numbers are increasing, they are wonderful creatures.

Susanne R (235)
Thursday September 8, 2011, 11:28 pm
I imagine that taking a census of mountain gorillas in an impenetrable park is a difficult thing to do, but I hope they meet with great success. Their numbers appear to be small, so their extinction has to be avoided at all costs. I hope they're getting the protection they need to survive.

Cheree M (46)
Friday September 9, 2011, 5:14 am
Noted, TY

Bob hardly here P (394)
Friday September 9, 2011, 5:38 am
thanks Cal hope the numbers are up

tracey p (81)
Friday September 9, 2011, 5:59 am
Thank you. I would love them to thrive and for their number to grow. The fact that they are so endangered is something that the human race should be deeply ashamed of. To let them slip out of existence would be a tragedy that I don't even want to imagine.

TERRY R (353)
Friday September 9, 2011, 6:31 am

Diana P (12)
Friday September 9, 2011, 7:16 am
I hope the number is way up. TY for the article. Gorilla are AWESOME

Past Member (0)
Friday September 9, 2011, 7:56 am
Thank you Cal. Hope the numbers are up for those beautiful animals.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Friday September 9, 2011, 9:48 am
Thank you for the information.

Lisa Neste (206)
Friday September 9, 2011, 12:41 pm
Encouraging that their numbers are on a slight upswing, with fewer than 800 of these magnificent beast left in Uganda. Gorillas are just an amazing gift to us & we must do everything we can to protect & preserve them. Thanks Cal.

Barbara W (342)
Friday September 9, 2011, 1:04 pm
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Of all the wild critters in the world that are special the Mountain Gorilla is the one that touches me deeply. Dian Fossey lived with them and learned to love their independence, family connection, gentleness and intelligence. She also realized they were vulnerable to mans gr$$d and that the Silverbacks, like Digit, too often became easy game. "It infuriates me that some rich fool would pay unbelievable amounts to have the hand of a Silverback as his trophy. Mans inhumanity to the planets inhabitants including his own species, has reached maddening stages.

With fewer than 800 mountain gorillas left, it is essential that every individual be protected from harm, says David Greer, WWFs African Great Apes Programme Coordinator.

Brenda Towers (0)
Friday September 9, 2011, 1:24 pm
Thanks for the information.

Julia R (296)
Friday September 9, 2011, 2:31 pm
Noted and Shared. I'm glad to hear that their numbers are slowly increasing but unhappy to hear that they're still in such jeopardy due to poaching, habitat destruction, live capture, and human conflict! They are amazing animals and we cannot lose these these precious members of the primate family!

Hana Bosco (38)
Friday September 9, 2011, 2:53 pm
thank you for posting, noted! I love these animals and know how hard is their life with all danger in their habitat caused by humans... we have to be positive!

Past Member (0)
Friday September 9, 2011, 3:11 pm
Thank you for sharing this, Cal.

Donald B (3)
Friday September 9, 2011, 4:09 pm
Not a job I would want! Stumbling through the wilds of Africa is not my idea of a good time. But I am glad someone is doing this. Interesting how gorillas can be valued at around a million dollars each for eco-tourism. I wonder how that same system of eco-value could be applied to the wildlife of the Gulf of Mexico and then turned into a bill to present to BP for damages done during the oil spill last year......

michelle t (41)
Friday September 9, 2011, 6:30 pm
Thanks Cal.I hope their numbers are increasing but I doubt this
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