Saving the Last Cross River Gorillas
Critically endangered, rarest of all great apes receives increased attention in the Year of the Gorilla
The Cross River Gorilla Campaign assists the international efforts of the Great Ape Survival Project (GRASP) to secure a long-term viable future for great apes in the wild. GRASP is a project of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
The goal of the campaign is to focus attention and raise awareness about the relatively unknown Cross River gorilla as well as to raise funds for its conservation. A number of expeditions have been organised in the past years to survey the entire range of the remaining gorilla family groups.
The team also takes part in one of the most daunting challenges in
The Cross River Gorilla is listed as being critically endangered and can only be found in a small area – 12,000 km2 – around the Cross River straddling the border between
Currently there are fewer than 300 Cross River gorillas remaining. Like many endangered species, Cross River gorillas are being threatened by loss of habitat due to human encroachment into their natural habitats.
“Cross River Gorillas face additional dangers because of changing rainfall patterns due to climate change,” said
Since 2003, ACF has been working with ERuDeF on the conservation of great apes in the montane rainforests in
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