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Largest Gorilla Subspecies Declared Critically Endangered by IUCN Red List

by Christin VanZant last modified Sep 13, 2016 12:39 AM
Contributors: Wildlife Conservation Society
Announcement made at World Conservation Congress currently meeting in Hawaii. Data released earlier this year by WCS and FFI showed a 77 percent collapse due to illegal hunting and civil unrest in Democratic Republic of Congo. Fewer than 4,000 Grauer's gorillas remain. Conservationists hopeful that new designation will raise profile of imperiled ape.

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HONOLULU  (Sept. 4, 2016) – Grauer's gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri), a subspecies of eastern gorilla, the world's largest ape, and confined to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, has been listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.  The announcement was made at the IUCN World Conservation Congress currently underway in Hawaii.



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