Lowenstine); and Mountain Gorilla
Veterinary Project, Inc.
The cash-strapped central, African state is believed to have rich energy deposits, some of which may be underneath Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is home to some of the world's last mountain gorillas
After decades in decline, endangered mountain gorillas
are making a comeback.
In January, wildlife officials reported that, during the preceding 18 months, 10 mountain gorillas
had been born in Africa's Virunga National Park.
On Saturday (June 21, 2008), at the foot of the Virunga Mountains in Volcanoes National Park, Kinigi, Dubai World Africa announced Platinum Sponsorship, the highest possible contribution to the cause of conserving and protecting the region where the mountain gorillas
live and ensuring its future.
The remaining Congo Mountain Gorilla
are believed to number approximately 750 gorillas left in the wild.
Coming upon an adult mountain gorilla
, he shot and killed it, then brought the specimen back to Europe--the first mountain gorilla
known to science.
The killing of two female mountain gorillas
in Rwanda's Volcano National Park last week is fueling fears of a new wave of poaching to meet demand for international trade of endangered mountain gorillas
, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
The first time Rwandan biologist Eugene Rutagarama saw a mountain gorilla
, it was heading straight at him.
Mountain Mists gives a fascinating glimpse into what it must be like to be a mountain gorilla
, and you'll enjoy meeting plenty of other jungle animals at the same time.
As a follow-up to her work, but against her better wishes, for she was in favor of isolating the gorillas from the humanized world, in 1978 the Mountain Gorilla
Project was launched in the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.
Over Fossey's objections, a consortium of international conservation groups called the Mountain Gorilla
Project began habituating gorilla families to feel at home with visitors.