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Cross River Gorilla: Back from the edge of extinction

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  • Wildlife Conservation Society - Washington, DC
  • January 28, 2015
  • Wednesday, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Cross River Gorilla: Back from the edge of extinction

Wildlife Conservation Society - Washington, DC

Wednesday, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
January 28, 2015

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Cross River Gorilla: Back from the edge of extinction

Wildlife Conservation Society - Washington, DC

Wednesday, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
January 28, 2015

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The Cross River gorilla is the most threatened African ape, found only in a small mountainous area on the border between Nigeria and Cameroon. Ten years ago the species was considered by many to be on the brink of extinction. But concerted effort dramatically improved the conservation status of the species. New protected areas have been created and new approaches to involve local communities in conservation efforts have been developed. Although threats remain, the long-term survival prospects for the Cross River gorilla are increasingly positive. The presentation focusee on the partnership between WCS, the North Carolina Zoo and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and described their collective conservation achievements in Nigeria and Cameroon. 

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