Rare Conservation Win: Mountain Gorilla Population Ticks Up
|11/15/2018||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
There are more gorillas in the mist — a rare conservation success story, scientists say.
After facing near-extinction, mountain gorillas are slowly rebounding. On Wednesday, the Switzerland-based International Union for Conservation of Nature updated mountain gorillas’ status from “critically endangered” to “endangered,” a more promising, if still precarious, designation. There are now just over 1,000 of the animals in the wild, up from an estimated population of 680 a decade ago.
“In the context of crashing populations of wildlife around the world, this is a remarkable conservation success,” said Tara Stoinski, president and chief scientist of the Dian Fossey Gorilla read more >>>