Thursday, April 22, 2010

Gorillas Extinct in Ten Years?

National Geographic published an article recently with a details of a frightening UN report for the Gorillas of central Africa.
Among the threats are surges in human populations, the ape-meat trade, and logging and mining as well as the spread of the Ebola virus and other diseases, the report says.
"with the rate of poaching and habitat loss, gorillas in the region may disappear from most of their present range in less than 10 to 15 years from now," according to the report, co-authored by the international law enforcement agency Interpol.

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