Cross River Gorilla News

Apr02

Climate change aided decline of endangered Cross River gorilla

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A now critically endangered group of gorillas had split off into its own subspecies about 17,800 years ago, say researchers, who concluded that the evolution of the animal, the Cross River gorilla, was shaped by ancient climate change and, more recently, humans. Some 1.6 million years ago at the start of the Pleistocene Epoch, a common population of gorillas diverged into two species, western and eastern gorillas. Although the two species now live far from one another, they still look and behave quite similarly.

Nov02

Cameroon "new gorillas" need protection

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A Cameroonian environmentalist group is lobbying for the establishment of a new national park at Cross River on the Nigerian border to protect a little known sub-species of gorillas only living there. The Cross River Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli) is the least known critically endangered sub-species of gorillas, living in the forest of both sides of the Cameroon-Nigeria boarder in numbers of 250 individuals.

May12

Princess presents top conservation accolade to Cameroon's Louis Nkembi

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Princess presents top conservation accolade to Cameroon's Louis Nkembi

LONDON - HRH The Princess Royal (Princess Anne) tonight presented one of the world's top prizes for grassroots nature conservation - a Whitley Award - to Louis Nkembi of Cameroon, for his work to introduce community-based landscape and biodiversity management to the Lebialem Highlands - a refuge for many rare plants, birds and other animals, including chimpanzees, drills and Africa's most endangered great ape, the cross river gorilla.

Mar23

Hunt for rarest gorillas in Africa

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The Cross River Gorillas, the rarest gorillas in the world, live along the border of Nigeria and Cameroon. CNN travels into the remote jungle to try to get a glimpse of the critically endangered primate and see what is being done to protect the few remaining.

Jun26

Ian Redmond and Princess Odette Autograph Gorilla Paintings in Support of Great Ape Conservation

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Ian Redmond and Princess Odette Autograph Gorilla Paintings in Support of Great Ape Conservation

During the recent International Year of the Gorilla Symposium, Ian Redmond - Ambassador for the UN Year of the Gorilla - and Princess Odette Maniema Krempin - UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador - signed special editions of Daniel Taylor's Mountain gorilla and Cross River gorilla art works.

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