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We are commited to working with poverty stricken communities saving the critically endangered Cross River Gorillas from extinction.

Volunteer Cross River Gorilla Expedition
 

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There are many ways to help out. You can join us on an expedition and help out first hand. Volunteer in the rainforest of Cameroon, make an online donation, or raise funds for gorillas in your country. 

 

Land of the Cross River Gorilla


Early morning in the heart of the Lebialem Highlands. Greatest threats are the loss of habitat due to the conversion to farmlands and hunting for bushmeat.

Conservation Education
 

Conservation Education


Education and awareness raising among the local schoolchildren and villagers is key to sustainable co-existence and development options based on natural resources.

Cross River Gorilla Painting
 

Buy a Print of 'Nyango'! 


First ever painting of a Cross River Gorilla.  100% of the funds raised will be used for field projects in South West Cameroon

N yango Baby Cross River Gorilla
 

Rescue of Nyango! 


NYANGO IS THE ONLY CROSS RIVER GORILLA IN CAPTIVITY.  THIS IS THE STORY OF HOW SHE WAS FOUND & RESCUED in South West Cameroon

Rarest of All Apes

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The Cross River Gorilla, with fewer than 300 individuals estimated to exist in the wild, and just a single identified member in captivity, is the most threatened of the gorilla subspecies, listed by IUCN as critically endangered.
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Art Saving Gorillas

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World premiere! First ever painting of a Cross River Gorilla - Africa's most elusive and endangered great ape. Buy this unique fine art print of renowned wildlife artist Daniel Taylor and contribute to conservation.
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Greatest Threats NEW!

Bushmeat Trade

There is a large trade in bushmeat throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Despite their legal protection, gorillas have been killed on occasion, but even if they are not the target, gorillas may be accidentally injured in

Gorilla Killings
2007- Villagers in Bumaji, near the Cross River State Park acknowledged that there had been two gorilla killings in the last five years, apparently as a result of farmers and women collecting bus
Wednesday December 24, 2008
Habitat Loss

Major threats to the survival of the Cross River Gorilla are habitat loss and fragmentation, hunting, and disease. Gorillas, when caught as infants, have also been traded as pets. (13)

There are few record

Wednesday December 24, 2008

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New protected area established for world's rarest ape, the Cross River Gorillas in South West Cameroon

16-10-2014 Hits:246

New protected area established for world's rarest ape, the Cross River Gorillas in South West Cameroon

After 10 years of conservation action and preparations, Prime Minister of Cameroon Philémon Yang has signed a Decree to officially create Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in South West Cameroon.  Besides the critically endangered Cross River gorilla, this landscape is also home to the most endangered African chimpanzee and other endangered wildlife,...

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75,000 people call on Cameroon government to establish new Cross River Gorilla reserves

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75,000 people call on Cameroon government to establish new Cross River Gorilla reserves

Nearly 75,000 people have signed a petition started by the African Conservation Foundation to support the establishment of a Cross River gorilla reserve in Cameroon. People from around the world expressed their concerns about the protected status of these critically endangered great apes. On the first of March 2013, the conservation community...

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New Conservation Complex Will Protect Critically Endangered Cross River Gorillas in the Cameroon Highlands

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New Conservation Complex Will Protect Critically Endangered Cross River Gorillas in the Cameroon Highlands

In Cameroon, populations of Cross River gorillas can be found in the Lebialem Highlands: a biodiversity hotspot in one of the wettest places on earth. A new cluster of protected areas will protect Cross River Gorillas and an important watershed for the benefit of all Cameroonians. Estimates on the number of...

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Cross River Gorilla Silverback Slaughtered in Cameroon

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Cross River Gorilla Silverback Slaughtered in Cameroon

A male Cross River Gorilla has been shot earlier this month in the Lebialem Highlands near Pinyin in the Santa Sub Division of North West Cameroon. The presence of this silverback gorilla was reported by a local teacher who was going to her farm very early in the morning on March...

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Rare Video of Cross River Gorillas in Cameroon

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Conservationists working in Cameroon's Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary have collected the first camera trap video footage of the Cross River gorilla. The extremely rare recording was made by a camera triggered by motion sensors. You can see the silverback male gorilla running through the group, displaying chest beating. Researchers of WCS suggest he...

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Cameroon: Environmental Education leaves classrooms

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Cameroon: Environmental Education leaves classrooms

Environmental clubs of schools in Mak-Betchou and the Tofala areas made their mark in the celebrations of February 11, 2012 activities which had as theme 'Youths and participation in Major accomplishment for an emerging Cameroon'. As part of the programme, the different clubs marched with placards and banners carrying varied environmental...

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