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Help Save Cross River Gorillas

With fewer than 300 individuals estimated to exist in the wild, the Cross River gorilla is the world’s rarest great ape.

Estimated global population numbers.

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Mountain Gorillas
Eastern Lowland Gorillas
Western Lowland Gorillas

Who we are

The Cross River Gorilla Programme is a collaborative effort to protect the Cross River gorilla, Africa’s most endangered great ape. We have been at the forefront of conservation in Cameroon since 2004. Our work collectively and individually have led to the successful gazettement of several protected areas. We are also developing a chain of Community Forest Reserves, together forming a rainforest corridor.

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300gorillas: United by Nature

Our NFT series is creating a conservation community to raise $1.6 million to save the rarest great ape, the Cross River Gorilla

Critically Endangered

We’ve protecting Cross River gorillas and other wildlife in central west Africa since 2004, but with the ongoing biodiversity and climate crises, we urgently need to increase the number of Community Rangers to keep this rarest of species safe.

We can protect them from imminent extinction if we act now.

Cam Trap Images

Cam trap images provide a non-invasive and reliable tool to estimate population sizes, monitor behavior, and assess the impact of threats such as poaching and habitat loss.

Cam Trap Footage of a Chimpanzee family group

The Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzees are an endangered subspecies of chimpanzee, with only an estimated 6,000 individuals remaining in the wild due to habitat loss and hunting.

Project partners

The African Conservation Foundation and the Environment and Rural Development Foundation are working together to protect the Cross River Gorilla and its habitat since 2004.

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The critically endangered species status is the highest risk category assigned by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, indicating that a species faces an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

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Our Conservation Partners:

We are grateful for the invaluable support and collaboration of our conservation partner organisations, working together to protect and preserve the Cross River Gorilla.