Scientists warn that all gorillas could be killed in the Congo River Basin by the mid 2020s if action is not taken. Militias in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have greatly exacerbated the poaching problem by smuggling bush meat through the same channels as timber, diamonds, and gold. The UN Environmental Program (UNEP) warms that the current rate of habitat destruction and poaching on gorillas is well above a sustainable level.
An orphaned gorilla from near the Loanga National Park
Malnourished Orphaned baby gorilla for sale in local market
Current distribution of gorillas in Africa
A gorilla being butchered for sale at a bush meat market
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