Uganda: 11 years in jail for killing gorilla

A poacher has been jailed for 11 years after he confessed to killing a rare mounteen silverback gorilla in Uganda last month. Killer of Rafiki, Uganda's beloved gorilla, sentenced to 11 years in prison https://t.co/iH60sWac3J pic.twitter.com/pRqqtskoax — New York Post (@nypost) July 30, 2020 The gorilla, named Rafiki, which means “friend” in Swahili — was…

Congo national parks threatened by oil drilling

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government  has taken decision to open up parts of two protected national parks Virunga and Salonga, habitat to endangered species such as mountain gorillas, to oil drilling. Democratic Republic of Congo’s government said on Friday that it has decided to open up parts of Virunga and Salonga National Parks, home to mountain…

Rangers murdered in Virunga National Park

Five rangers and their driver are found murdered at the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), an official said. Following the terrible news breaking from Virunga National Park today and the death of 6 rangers, this article from @guardian on Friday seems scarily apt. #gorilla #ranger #virunga #conservation #theguardian #gorillas https://t.co/CGdg5km0KM…