Mountain Gorillas and Their Endangered Homes in the Congo

Gorillas killed by poachers.

Mountain Gorillas

The Congo, Rwanda and Uganda are united to save mountain gorillas. Here is how you can help:

The World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), the African Foundation for Wildlife (AWF) as well as Flora and Fauna International (FFI) will lead the new conservation plan for mountain gorillas. These have already been submitted to the authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.

WWF reported that there are only 720 mountain gorillas still living in tropical forests, including the Protected Areas of the Albertine Rift between Rwanda, Uganda and the DNC. They reported that the gorillas' natural habitat is threatened by the destruction of tropical forests and human poaching. In addition, scientists predict that less ten percent of this habitation will still be in existence by 2030.

In response to this situation the authorities of the three countries sharing the Protected Area agreed upon a strategic plan. Presented in Kampala, Uganda this plan will over the course of ten years promote conservation of the Albertine Rift. This project consists of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation, the Office of Rwanda Tourism and National Parks, and is supported by the International Gorilla Conservation.