The Last Stand of the Gorilla: Guerrilla Warfare has beocome a MAJOR threat for Mountain Gorilla Survival

Scientists warn that all gorillas could be killed in the Congo River Basin by the mid 2020s if action is not taken.  Militias in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have greatly exacerbated the poaching problem by smuggling bush meat through the same channels as timber, diamonds, and gold.  The UN Environmental Program (UNEP) warms that the current rate of habitat destruction and poaching on gorillas is well above a sustainable level.

An orphaned gorilla from near the Loanga National Park

Malnourished Orphaned baby gorilla for sale in local market

Current distribution of gorillas in Africa

A gorilla being butchered for sale at a bush meat market

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6 Responses to “The Last Stand of the Gorilla: Guerrilla Warfare has beocome a MAJOR threat for Mountain Gorilla Survival”

  1. This is absolutely horrible, how could anybody be so cruel to such a peaceful animal (and relative)? Something must be done!

  2. Akhilesh Chipli Says:

    This is nothing but eating human being. Culprits should be punished under human rights Act.

  3. That’s not fair what they are doing to them poor babies……

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Yeah, those apes are our “relatives” but they are even more “relative” to the local Africans. So, the crime of cannibalism is graver for them, not that they are not used cannibalism.

  5. JORGE LUNA Says:

    LO QUE PARA UNOS ES ATROS PARA OTROS ES NORMAL, Y LO QUE PARA OTROS ES ATROS PARA UNOS ES NORMAL.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    I can’t believe someone would do that to such a peaceful animal!!!! The question I would like to ask the “killers” of these animals is “What did they do to deserve this!?”

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