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Rwanda | Drawn to sodium-rich eucalyptus trees, mountain gorillas wandering outside Volcanoes NP

Mountain Gorilla conservation in Rwanda is a great success story. A number of extreme conservation measures – like daily monitoring and protection, veterinary interventions and controlled ecotourism – have enabled the population to bounce back after a precarious low in the 1960s and 1970s that was brought about by habitat destruction and poaching.


But the population remains fragile. Today only around 1,000 live in two isolated populations: one in the Virunga Volcanoes – straddling the borders of Rwanda, Uganda and DRC – which has increased from 250 to 600 individuals in about 30 years; and a group in the Bwindi National Park in Uganda with about 400 individuals.


https://phys.org/news/2019-04-rwanda-gorillas-figured-sodium-fixbut.html

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