Cameroon and Nigeria team up to protect endangered gorilla
Cameroon and Nigeria will partner up to protect the world’s most endangered gorilla under an agreement facilitated by the Wildlife Conservation Society. Only some 300 Cross River gorillas remain, all of which live only in those two Central African countries. Gorilla gorilla diehli is threatened by illegal logging, agricultural conversion of its habitat, and poaching for the bushmeat trade. Cameroon and Nigeria will work to increase monitoring of the gorillas, educate and involve surrounding communities in conservation, and improve law enforcement.