Amazing news! 15,000 gorillas are safer today.
The Congolese Government just made Ntokou-Pikounda National Park official. This park will protect an astounding 10% of the world's remaining wild gorilla population. (And 800 elephants and 960 chimpanzees, to boot!)
In 2008, Wildlife Conservation Society researchers discovered 125,000 western lowland gorillas living in Ntokou-Pikounda and the surrounding region, and the staff has been working non stop to get this park established since then.
We know that in order to protect gorillas in the park, WCS needs to staff up rapidly – which means recruiting, training, equipping, and supporting ecoguard patrols.
The faster people are on the ground to manage the park, collect data on the gorillas, and find poachers before they strike, the better chance we have at protecting every last gorilla.
If you would like to be part of this amazing and developing story to safeguard the home of one of the largest gorilla populations in the world. Click here to donate to WCS.