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Uganda is set to launch a project that would allow gorilla enthusiasts to pay online visits to the nationâ€™s endangered apes, and to become virtual friends with them via the Internet.
A Wildlife Authority spokeswoman said on Monday that Facebook and Twitter users will be able to "befriend" rare Ugandan mountain gorillas, as well as track their movements.
Eighteen baby mountain gorillas have been â€œbaptizedâ€ at an annual event in Rwanda to signify the seriousness of the endangerment of the species.
Researchers in the forests of central Africa have observed methods used by mother gorillas to keep their families in line.
A new census count released on Tuesday showed the population of mountain gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park has risen by 12.5 percent.
Mountain gorillas in Uganda are at increased risk of getting gastrointestinal bacteria from humans, researchers found. The study, published in Conservation Biology, examined the exchange of digestive-track bacteria between humans, mountain gorillas and domesticated animals living in overlapping habitats. The findings indicated the presence of identical, clinically resistant bacteria, in gorillas, implying that antibiotic-resistant bacteria or resistance-conferring genetic elements transfer...
Researchers say mountain gorillas face an enormous risk of contracting gastrointestinal microbes, like Escherichia Coli, from humans.
Park officials in East Congo said on Monday that conflict has put more than a quarter of the world's last mountain gorillas at the mercy of armed groups who hunt and camp in their territory.
Wildlife researchers announced on Tuesday the discovery of 125,000 western lowland gorillas deep in the forests of the Republic of Congo, nearly doubling the originally projected population of the critically endangered species.
Text of report in English by Martin Tindiwensi entitled "United States to support mountain gorilla conservation" published by Rwandan newspaper The New Times website on 16 July Rubavu [western province]: The United States Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, Environment and Science, Claudia A.
The mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is one of two subspecies of Eastern Gorillas. It is only found in the Virunga volcanic mountains of Central Africa, within three national parks. Some claim that the Bwindi population in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a third subspecies. A census taken in 2003 has shown a 17% increase in population size since 1989. There are now a total of 380 gorillas in 30 social groups. However, the mountain gorilla continues to be considered...
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