Saving Mountain Gorillas

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Saving Mountain Gorillas

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Mountain gorillas live at elevations of 8,000 to 13,000 feet, fitting their name of course. Their thicker fur allows them to withstand the colder climates they face, often below zero degree temperatures.

In 1902, the population of mountain gorillas endured "years of war, hunting, habitat destruction and disease—threats so severe that it was once thought the species might be extinct by the end of the twentieth century". Read more here.

Now thanks to conservation efforts, the number of mountain gorillas are on the rise and there is hope for their future!

Imagine treating a 200-pound gorilla that’s broken her leg after falling out of a tree. That’s a routine call for Rwanda’s Dr Gaspard and Gorilla doctors working in Volcanoes National Park. On other days he will treat gorillas hurt by snares, poachers or in fights between rival groups.

Giving Nature a Voice Season 2 Episode 3

Want to learn more about the conservation efforts to save mountain gorillas?

Check out Episode 3 of Giving Nature a Voice Season 2. We’ll go on patrol with the park rangers responsible for keeping this highly endangered species and our close cousin, from disappearing forever.A film by Novella Nikwigiza & Lucas Rosenberg

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Giving Nature a Voice Season 2 Episode 10
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Giving Nature a Voice Season 2 Episode 10- Greening Bare Ground directed by Kevin Njue

Kenya experienced one of the worst droughts in memory because critics say, it has cut down its trees. Forests used to cover 30 per cent of the land In pre-colonial times. Now they only occupy 6 per cent of Kenya’s space. Helen and Kenya Mutiso want to teach Kenyans how to grow forests in their own backyard and make money from medicines, skincare products and dyes. It’s part of a nationwide effort to cover 10 per cent of Kenya’s land with trees.

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