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The Virunga National Park, home to 200 of the world's 720 mountain gorillas, is in the path of molten hot lava spewing from a volcano that has erupted in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
ATLANTA, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- M2SYS Technology, an award-winning biometric technology research and development firm, has finalized an agreement to provide Bwindi Community Hospital with their leading-edge fingerprint identification system as part of a donation effort to support global causes.
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.
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.
Cameroon has established a new national park that seeks to protect the worldâ€™s rarest gorilla. Takamanda National Park, which borders Nigeria, is home to an estimated 115 endangered Cross River gorillas.
Rangers returned to Virunga National Park on Friday after being forced to flee the area in September 2007 when armed Tutsi rebels loyal to General Laurent Nkunda took over the parkâ€™s gorilla sector.
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.
Text of report in English by Innocent Gahigana entitled "Rwandan wins global conservation award" published by Rwandan newspaper The New Times website on 3 September A Rwandan ecologist, Edwin Sabuhoro, 35, has earned himself a global Young Conservationist Award for his self-driven conservation efforts.
Mount Bisoke, also known as Visoke, is an active stratovolcano that is located on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its summit, which reaches an elevation of 12,175 feet, is located in Rwanda. This volcano is in the Virunga Mountains, which is part of the Albertine Rift, in the western section of the East African Rift. It is protected within Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Like all of the...
The Eastern Gorilla (Gorilla beringei) is a species of the genus Gorilla and the largest living primate. Currently, the species is subdivided into two subspecies. The Eastern Lowland Gorilla (G. b. graueri) is the most populous at about 5,000 individuals. The Mountain Gorilla (G. b. beringei) has only roughly 700 individuals. Additionally, scientists are considering elevating the Bwindi Gorilla population to the rank of subspecies. There are at least two subspecies of the Eastern Gorilla:...
The eastern lowland gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri) is a subspecies of Eastern Gorilla. It is now only found in the forests of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. This subspecies is sturdier in appearance than the western lowland gorilla. It has longer teeth, a stronger jaw and a broader torso. They have black coats, which in males turns silver at the back as the animal matures. Habitat and diet Eastern lowland gorilla is predominantly herbivorous, eating mostly leaves....
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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