DIAN FOSSEY FUND TURNS FOCUS TO EASTERN LOWLAND GORILLAS IN CONGO – CONGO GORILLA SAFARI NEWS
Noted to be living only in the Democratic Republic of Congo and always explored on Congo Gorilla Safaris, the Grauer’s Gorillas have had two decades of considerable instability and neglect putting them on the list of the 25 most endangered primates in the world.
It is unfortunate to note that for the past twenty (20) years, the Eastern Lowland Gorilla Population has reduced drastically by 80% and apparently an approximate Grauer’s population of 3,800 is believed to be left in the wild and it is presumed that if the current trend remains uninterrupted, these gorilla sub species and notable attractions always sought after on gorilla safaris in Congo will be extinct in the next 5 – 10 years.
Basing on the profound conservation work that Dian Fossey Fund has carried out in Mountain Gorillas always explored on Rwanda Gorilla Safaris in Volcanoes National Park, it has found it important to extend such kind of passion to incorporate the Eastern Lowland Gorillas found in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo to save them from the unwanted fate of extinction.
Under this programme, the Dian Fossey Fund spends the entire 365 days on ground monitoring the life of the Grauer’s Gorillas providing incredible protection. It can be noted that about 60% of the species thrive in areas outside protected areas and thus considering keen protection every day would be the key to ensure the survival of these species.
Dian Fossey Fund has identified November 29th as the Giving Tuesday with the intention of raising $50,000 so as to increase on the number of Eastern Lowland Gorillas that they monitor in Democratic Republic of Congo. Some of the items required for the monitoring exercise include; Gorilla tracking device, Hidden Camera traps, tracker (person) and Community outreach.
The habituated groups of Eastern Lowland Gorillas thrive in Kahuzi Biega National Park and travellers on Congo gorilla trekking safaris always reach out to explore them.