ALWAYSUP TO DATE
Population Count is Growing
Gorillas Need Protection
The biggest threat to mountain gorillas is human population. Many locals consider the mountainous forests of the Congo Basin as a source of fuel, building material and meat. WWF works hard in educating local communities about the value of nature conservation, restoration and animal protection. Nevertheless, WFF predicts that climate change will enforce the threats of habitat destruction, poaching, socio-political instability, commercial activities, and growing human population.
40 Animals More Than Previously
Despite these significant dangers, the mountain gorilla population of the has been increasing by more than 40 individuals since 2011. Today, 1,063 mountain gorillas live in the two protected areas of Virunga and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Even though the danger is not fully averted, this positive development clearly proofs the importance of WWF’s nature protection and conservation efforts. With our gold sponsorship, hep is a strong partner for WWF and the mountain gorillas of Central Africa. there is no planet b.
“Mountain gorillas are facing a brighter future
than they were ten years ago.”
- Dr. Arnulf Köhncke,
Head of Species Protection at WWF Germany