Monday, November 05, 2007

Mountain Gorillas: Diddy and Innocent

Gorilla Rangers Diddy and Innocent continue their regular updates on the crisis in the DRC. Their reports can be found on the BBC News site and the Gorilla Protection blog.
Innocent Mburanumwe

Head of gorilla monitoring in the Mikeno sector. He has worked in Virunga National Park for nine years. His father is a patrol post chief. His brother was also a high-level ranger, but was killed in the line of service in November 1996.

Diddy Mwanaki

Head of tourism in the southern sector of Virunga National Park. He has been a ranger for 16 years and started working with the gorillas in the Mikeno sector in 1991. He was forced to flee from his work from 1997-2001 during the nation's civil war.

On a related note, do check out one of the Animal Planet encore presentations of Natalie Portman's Saving a Species: Gorillas on the Brink throughout November.

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