HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Scientists plea for gorilla protection

Times of the Internet

1706 days ago   Article ID# 204492
Original URL

 

Wildlife Conservation Society

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (Times of the Internet) - The Wildlife Conservation Society says gorillas living in a large swamp in the Republic of Congo are increasingly threatened by human activity.

The gorillas are part of a group of more than 125,000 gorillas discovered last year in swamp forests adjacent to the southwest border of Lac Tele Community Reserve.

The society says the swamp also supports large numbers of chimpanzees, red colobus monkeys, elephants and other rain forest species.

According to conservation researchers, imminent threats to the swamp include new logging operations, oil exploration, an influx of refugees from neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo and, an increase in the human population.

"The world was electrified at the discovery of more than 125,000 western lowland gorillas still in existence in the heart of Africa's rain forests, which include the recently surveyed gorillas just outside of Lac Tele," said society researcher Hugo Rainey, the study's lead author. "Now that the thrill is gone, we can't forget about the most important part of wildlife surveys: protecting what we find."

The study's findings and recommendations appear in the November issue of the journal Oryx.

Copyright 2014 Times of the Internet   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1706 days ago   Article ID# 204492

Wildlife Conservation Society     View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More Wildlife Conservation Society News

WCS to Manage Key Wildlife Reserve for Elephants in Nigeria

59 days ago From Newswise 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA - Newswise — The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that it will partner with Bauchi State Government to manage the conservation of ... Flag as irrelevant Edit this alert You have received thi ...

Uganda sets up an online database to monitor arrests and identification of repeat poachers

157 days ago From Wildlife Extra News 

HEREFORD, U K - Dr. Felix Shardonofsky, who has 30 years of experience in respiratory medicine, including 10 years at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, ... Flag as irrelevant New interactive classroom resource gets student ...

Saving Elephants in Central African Republic: A Conversation With Andrea Turkalo

160 days ago From Huffington Post 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Andrea Turkalo is Associate Conservation Scientist at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and cofounder of Cornell University's The Elephant ... Flag as irrelevant Photos: mass turtle hatching produces over ...

Microsoft buys Madagascar carbon credits

162 days ago From Mongabay.com 

MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA - Apart from the celebs and guests that are spotted at such events, those working quietly to make the event a perfect one are the volunteers. These ... Flag as irrelevant ...

China to destroy ivory stockpile

205 days ago From Mongabay.com 

MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA - Terry Griffith, 55, a civil and environmental engineer who spent most of his career at the Environmental Protection Agency, and Janna Owens, 56, ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next >> 

<< Return To Animal News

Action Center

Melting glaciers giving rise to new lakes in Himachal Pradesh

Action: Climate Change

Melting of glaciers is resulting in the formation of smaller lakes in the high hills of Himachal Pradesh and is posing threat ...

Ivory Worth Sh33 Million Nabbed At JKIA

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Kenyan authorities intercepted the 1350 pieces of ivory consignment weighing 260kg packed in 12 cartons at JKIA on Friday.

Almost 90,000 acres of wildlife-rich land saved in 12 months

Action: Stop Deforestation

Nearly 90,000 acres has been successfully protected by the World Land Trust (WLT), including areas in Bolivia and Mexico, sin ...

Hercules begins clean-up of contaminants along southern, eastern boundaries

Action: Stop Pollution

Hercules, Inc. has begun a clean-up of on and off-site contamination that the Environmental Protection Agency said will prote ...

30 new Marine Protected Areas for Scotland

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Scottish Government have announced they have given the go-ahead for 30 more Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), to protect a f ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright The Charity Vault All rights reserved.