Scientists in fight for embattled protected areas
(Phys.org) —Many parks and protected areas around the world are being assailed by poachers and encroachers, but a new study suggests scientific research in the parks helps to reduce such threats.
Researchers study isotopes in feces to discern mountain gorillas' diet
Mountain gorillas now the only great ape with clear signs of increasing population despite continued pressure on habitat
A census of mountain gorillas released today has confirmed an increase in the population of the species.
DR Congo conflict puts endangered mountain gorillas in peril
Home to the famed mountain gorillas, Africa's oldest national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been overrun by armed groups who have slaughtered wildlife and scared off much-needed tourists.
Gorillas filmed performing amazing feat of intellectual ability
Tourists invited to see erupting Congo volcano
(AP) -- Virunga National Park is inviting tourists on an overnight trek to a spectacular eruption of Mount Nyamulagira in eastern Congo.
Orange smoke billows out of Congolese volcano
Clouds of orange smoke and ash billowed out of Africa's most active volcano Nyamulagira, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tuesday after it erupted spectacularly at the weekend.
Hey tapir, jaguar, smile! You're on Candid Camera
(AP) -- They are the hidden family portraits of Earth's most remote jungles finally revealed: A touching snapshot of an endangered female mountain gorilla carrying an infant on her back. A giant anteater ...
Mountain gorilla twins born in Rwanda
A mountain gorilla in northern Rwanda has given birth to twins, a rare occurrence for an endangered species whose numbers have dwindled to less than 800, officials said Friday.
There's no magic number for saving endangered species
A new study offers hope for species such as the Siberian Tiger that might be considered 'too rare to save', so long as conservation efforts can target key threats.
Human virus linked to deaths of endangered mountain gorillas
(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, a virus that causes respiratory disease in humans has been linked to the deaths of wild mountain gorillas, reports a team of researchers in the United States and Africa.
Rare mountain gorilla twins born in Rwanda
A mountain gorilla in northern Rwanda gave birth to twins, a rare occurrence for an endangered species which counts fewer than 800 individuals, Rwandan media reported Monday.
Mountain gorilla population grows
The population of mountain gorillas in their main central African habitat has increased by a quarter in seven years, regional authorities said Tuesday.
Lava flows ravage national park forest in DRCongo
Lava flowing from a volcanic eruption in eastern DR Congo was gathering pace and set to destroy up to 10 hectares (25 acres) of forest in Virunga National Park by late Sunday, vulcanologists said.