Noted to be living only in the Democratic Republic of Congo and always explored on Congo Gorilla Safaris, the Grauer’s Gorillas have had two decades of considerable instability and neglect putting them on the list of the 25 most endangered primates in the world.
It is unfortunate to
note that for the past twenty (20) years, the Eastern Lowland Gorilla
Population has reduced drastically by 80% and apparently an approximate
Grauer’s population of 3,800 is believed to be left in the wild and it
is presumed that if the current trend remains uninterrupted, these
gorilla sub species and notable attractions always sought after on gorilla safaris in Congo will be extinct in the next 5 – 10 years.
Basing on the profound conservation work that Dian Fossey Fund has carried out in Mountain Gorillas always explored on Rwanda Gorilla Safaris
in Volcanoes National Park, it has found it important to extend such
kind of passion to incorporate the Eastern Lowland Gorillas found in the
neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo to save them from the
unwanted fate of extinction.
Under this programme, the Dian Fossey
Fund spends the entire 365 days on ground monitoring the life of the
Grauer’s Gorillas providing incredible protection. It can be noted that
about 60% of the species thrive in areas outside protected areas and
thus considering keen protection every day would be the key to ensure
the survival of these species.
Dian Fossey Fund has identified November 29th
as the Giving Tuesday with the intention of raising $50,000 so as to
increase on the number of Eastern Lowland Gorillas that they monitor in
Democratic Republic of Congo. Some of the items required for the
monitoring exercise include; Gorilla tracking device, Hidden Camera
traps, tracker (person) and Community outreach.
The habituated groups of Eastern Lowland Gorillas thrive in Kahuzi Biega National Park and travellers on Congo gorilla trekking safaris always reach out to explore them.