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Popu­la­ti­on Count is Growing

Nov 4, 2019

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