Field of Science

Gorillas and other mammals under attack in DR Congo

Here is footage from the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Virunga National Park is the last habitat of the Mountain Gorillas. This is the park where Dian Fossey worked and died. 

Fossey's and others' work to conserve Virunga has been detailed in In the Kingdom of Gorillas: Fragile Species in a Dangerous Land by Amy Vedder and Bill Weber. I highly recommend it.

The war in DRC threatens to destroy this last habitat of mountain gorillas, as well as several other species. Additionally, human disaster is impending (news in English, Danish). The DRC could be a new Rwanda, according to British PM, Gordon Brown (news in English, Danish).

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