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Nigeria | Sanctuary focused on world's rarest gorilla slowly being destroyed by encroachments

George Mgbang battles to rein in his anger whenever he encounters wire snares, newly cleared farms, empty cartridges, hunting camps, loggers, or shotgun-wielding hunters during his regular patrols in Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary (AMWS).


For the past eight years, Mgbang, 42, has toiled to stop these threats from taking over the 100-square-kilometer (39-square-mile) sanctuary in southeast Nigeria’s Cross River state, situated along the country’s border with Cameroon. His regular arrests — up to four per month — don’t appear to have reduced the frequency of incursions into the sanctuary. And neither have frequent confiscations of machetes, guns and chainsaws.


https://news.mongabay.com/2020/07/for-the-worlds-rarest-gorillas-a-troubled-sanctuary/

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