The last stand of the gorilla: environmental crime and conflict in the Congo basin

United Nations Environment Programme (2010)

Gorillas, the largest of the great apes, are under renewed threat across the Congo Basin from Nigeria to the Albertine Rift: poaching for bushmeat, loss of habitat due to agricultural expansion, degradation of habitat from logging, mining and charcoal production are amongst these threats, in addition to natural epidemics such as Ebola and the new risk of diseases passed from humans to gorillas.

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