Gorilla Congo Warfare Update

The area of the Congo National Park that has been seized by rebels is now seeing more fighting and warfare, hugely increasing the threat to the endangered Mountain Gorillas.

Wildlife Direct have commented how shells and gunfire could be heard from their headquarters, and the Rangers have been forced to flee for their own safety. Without access to the park and in the absence of Ranger protection, the Gorillas face poaching, kidnapping and being caught in the crossfire.

The situation is now so dire that International Wildlife groups are collaborating and funding a $100,000 crisis management program. However “the appalling security situation is making is virtually impossible to implement anything” said Lucy Fauveau of the Zoological Society London.

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