Gorillas At Risk

January 2009
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;1/30/2009, Vol. 78 Issue 17, p3
The article reports on the threat facing the gorillas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The gorillas are reportedly caught in the middle of the battle between the Congo government and a group of rebels. However, following a forced evacuation from the Virunga National Park, park rangers were allowed to return to the park under a deal reached between the rebels and the government in 2009. Also noted is a survey being conducted by the rangers.


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