Gorillas on the list

Hopkin, Michael
September 2007
Nature;9/13/2007, Vol. 449 Issue 7159, p127
Academic Journal
The article reports on the status of the number of wild gorilla species in the western Congo basin. According to the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, the plight of western gorillas have moved from endangered to critically endangered in the 2007 list. It has been said that the Ebola outbreak has hit the main subspecies in which is largely responsible in wiping out about one-third of individuals in protected areas. Meanwhile, conservationists also anticipate that the mountain gorilla will follow suit once its population survey is completed.


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