Tracking apes at risk of extinction in Congo

Illegal hunting and logging mainly to blame for sharp decline of chimpanzees and gorillas in Mondika wildlife reserve.

by

    Mondika, Republic of Congo - Over the past 60 years, illegal hunting and logging have been the main causes of an estimated 80 percent reduction in the numbers of chimpanzees and gorillas in the Republic of Congo's Mondika wildlife reserve.

    Since 1988, the apes have gone from vulnerable to endangered, to critically endangered - and conservationists say the forests of Central Africa's Goualougo Triangle are being lost at an alarming rate.

    They have helped to turn a number of animal hunters into wildlife trackers, who now protect their former prey. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    A photojournalist describes how she posed as a prostitute to follow the trade in human flesh.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.