#Animal Rights
African Union

Jan 30, 2006

Poaching is the biggest killer of mountain gorillas. Around 700 mountain gorillas live in two separate populations, one in Uganda and the other in a region that straddles Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda.

The animals are classed as critically endangered on the IUCN's red list.In Central Africa, the last populations of mountain gorillas are threatened by a new outbreak of poaching.

Since May, at least six of the rare apes have been shot and killed. In 1998 there were an estimated 16,900 of this precious subspecies.

We, the undersigned, pledge to help save these precious mountain gorillas from being slaughtered for no apparent reason.

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