HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
DRC gorillas increase despite war, census finds

CNN

1443 days ago   Article ID# 975451
Original URL

 

Wildlife Conservation Society

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (CNN ) - Despite years of chaotic warfare in and around their habitat in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the population of a group of Grauer's gorillas has grown, researchers say.

Researchers from the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society ventured into the DRC's Kahuzi-Biega National Park recently to take a census of the Grauer's population for the first time since 2004, the organization reported on its website.

They counted 181 individuals, a "small but significant" increase over the 2004 population of 168, they said. The overall population of Grauer's gorillas - also known as eastern lowland gorillas - is less than 4,000, the society said.

The census team from the society and the Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature combed 230 square miles of higher-altitude forest; it was too dangerous to attempt a count in the lowland, the society's Dr. Andy Plumptre said.

"We had several close calls with armed militias during the survey," said Deo Kujirakwinja, the society's Albertine Rift coordinator in the DRC. "Thankfully, no one was hurt, and our census result is positive news for the conservation community."

Copyright 2015 CNN    (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1443 days ago   Article ID# 975451

Wildlife Conservation Society     View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More Wildlife Conservation Society News

China plays important role in global fight against illegal wildlife trade

2 days ago From news.xinhuanet.com 

BEIJING, CHINA - ...

Conservationists announce program to protect East Africa's largest elephant population

16 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA - ...

Leonardo DiCaprio to partner with Netflix for environmental films

23 days ago From digitalspy.co.uk 

LONDON, U K - ...

Kill a manta ray, go to jail

53 days ago From takepart.com 

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - ...

Leonardo DiCarpio’s pet tortoise and his commitment to the cause of animal conservation

58 days ago From celebeat.com 

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - ...

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

<< Return To Animal News

Action Center

Obama: Reject KXL once and for all

Action: Climate Change

President Obama has pledged to veto the Keystone XL bill being pushed through Congress by climate-denying conservatives. But ...

Stand up for American caribou

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The caribou of northern Idaho's Selkirk Mountains are truly creatures of winter. With dinner-plate-sized hooves for snow-trek ...

Deforestation rises in the Amazon again

Action: Stop Deforestation

One thing everyone agrees on (if you're not a logging, palm oil, soy or cattle company) is that preserving what's left of the ...

America's biggest methane plume -- Take action

Action: Stop Pollution

This past fall NASA scientists discovered a large red blob on a national map hovering over northwest New Mexico -- a problem, ...

Give right whales the habitat they need

Action: Save Our Oceans

With fewer than 500 individuals remaining, North Atlantic right whales are one of the most endangered species on Earth. And y ...

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.