Last week the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) officially listed the eastern gorilla as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List. New research published by the Wildlife Conservation Society and Fauna and Flora International found that since 1994, the eastern lowland gorilla has lost 77 percent of its population.
With four of the world’s six species of great apes now critically endangered, one might hope that this revelation generates the kind of cognizance that precipitates massive change by encouraging others to thoroughly examine how they might be able to make a difference….
Of course, like with any news, events like this only make headlines until the next big thing comes along.
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