Good News: Thanks To A Successful Conservation Effort, Mountain Gorillas Are No Longer 'Critically Endangered'

SHARE:

Mountain gorilla numbers are on the up, thanks to a successful conservation campaign aiming to bring them back from the very edge of extinction.

Good News: Thanks To A Successful Conservation Effort, Mountain Gorillas Are No Longer 'Critically Endangered'

Onyx9/Shutterstock


Mountain gorilla numbers are on the up, thanks to a successful conservation campaign aiming to bring them back from the very edge of extinction.


As the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said, they are now updating the status of these animals from “Critically Endangered” to “Endangered.” That was after the number of the mountain gorillas in the wild was raised to over 1,000.


However, the IUCN pointed out that mountain gorillas are still endangered, while the conservation programs need to continue to make sure they survived.


Dr. Liz Williamson, from the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group, stated that factors such as “limiting numbers of tourists and preventing any close contact with humans” were vital to ensuring their future.


The mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is one of two subspecies of the eastern gorilla (Gorilla beringei). In 2008, because of activities such as poaching, their numbers were estimated to have dropped to just 680.


The rise to 1,000 represents the highest number of this subspecies ever recorded. Conservation efforts include having vets help out the animals, for example by removing snares, and also running anti-poaching patrols.


Mountain gorillas are discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. But these areas are favorite spots for poaching and agriculture and have a growing human population. Other threats include human-introduced diseases like Ebola.


This was not the only positive animal news to come out of the IUCN Red List. The fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus), as they also noted, had been upgraded from “Endangered” to “Vulnerable,” as its population around the globe has doubled to 100,000 since the 1970s.


The gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) had been upgraded from “Critically Endangered” to “Endangered” as well with both whales being historically hunted for their blubber, oil, and meat.


Many animals remain under significant threat, though. According to the IUCN, there are now 96,951 species on the Red List, 26,840 of which are threatened with extinction.

COMMENTS

BLOGGER: 2
  1. to track gorilla in modern world gps are used. the best of them is Garmin Gps

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Contact Dr Gbojie if you want to get your Husband, Wife, Boyfriend and Girlfriend back now and regain your happiness.

      Hi i am from USA I have just experience the wonders of Dr. gbojie love spell, that have been spread on the internet and worldwide, How he marvelously helped people all over the world to restored back their marriage life and get back lost lovers, and also help to win lottery. I contacted him after going through so many testimonies from different people how he help to bring back ex lover back, i told him about my husband that abandoned me about 8 months ago, and left home with all i had.. Dr GBOJIE only told me to smile and have a rest of mind he will handle all in just 24 hours, After the second day my husband called me, i was just so shocked, i pick the call and couldn't believe my ears, he was really begging me to forgive him and making promises on phone.. He came back home and also got me a new car just for him to proof his love for me. i was so happy and called Dr Gbojie and thanked him, he only told me to share the good news all over the world .. Well if you need an effective and real spell caster contact Dr gbojie Via email: GBOJIESPIRITUALTEMPLE@gmail.com or Call or WhatsApp: +2349066410185.or check out his website :http://gbojiespiritualtemple.website2.me

      Delete

Name

Activism,1149,Art,692,Consciousness,1481,Cures,213,Do it Yourself,106,Documentaries,68,Environment,1013,Health,586,History,359,Human Intelligence,543,Inspirations,2,Inspiring Stories,3637,Justice,465,News,2,Nutrition,215,Philosophy,308,Photography,1492,Quantum Physics,26,Quizzes & Tests,145,Quotes,103,Relationships,710,Science,878,Self Improvement,754,Spirituality,244,Sustainability,216,Technology,395,Truth,728,
ltr
item
Thinking Humanity: Good News: Thanks To A Successful Conservation Effort, Mountain Gorillas Are No Longer 'Critically Endangered'
Good News: Thanks To A Successful Conservation Effort, Mountain Gorillas Are No Longer 'Critically Endangered'
Mountain gorilla numbers are on the up, thanks to a successful conservation campaign aiming to bring them back from the very edge of extinction.
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bO0DPVCib4g/W_XHS2E2kgI/AAAAAAAArZc/2nitofyVH6Aj1DKYoAuyBOQ65l04i_LiACLcBGAs/s1600/Good%2BNews%2BThanks%2BTo%2BA%2BSuccessful%2BConservation%2BEffort%252C%2BMountain%2BGorillas%2BAre%2BNo%2BLonger%2B%2527Critically%2BEndangered%2527.jpg
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bO0DPVCib4g/W_XHS2E2kgI/AAAAAAAArZc/2nitofyVH6Aj1DKYoAuyBOQ65l04i_LiACLcBGAs/s72-c/Good%2BNews%2BThanks%2BTo%2BA%2BSuccessful%2BConservation%2BEffort%252C%2BMountain%2BGorillas%2BAre%2BNo%2BLonger%2B%2527Critically%2BEndangered%2527.jpg
Thinking Humanity
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2018/11/good-news-thanks-to-a-successful-conservation-effort-mountain-gorillas-are-no-longer-critically-endangered.html
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2018/11/good-news-thanks-to-a-successful-conservation-effort-mountain-gorillas-are-no-longer-critically-endangered.html
true
7064777598104498166
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy