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“We can change the tide for these animals”: IUCN upgrades gorillas’ endangered species status

Decades of “extreme” conservation have lifted the mountain gorilla from the edge of extinction, leading the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to change the animal’s status from the more dire “critically endangered” to “endangered.”

“The good news is this really shows that when we invest long-term in conservation … we can change the tide for these animals,” Tara Stoinski, CEO and chief scientific officer of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, said in an interview.

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