Forest Guard Hug Crying Gorilla Kids After His Mother Died by Hunter – Patrick Karabaranga rangers have their own way to show compassion to animals bereaved parent. In the images are loaded Metro.co.uk, Sunday (09/20/2015), he is seen embracing the tiller gorilla sitting on a log, while the human face and an animal that looked mournfully. Understandably alone. Because the adult primate died unnatural alias killed by poachers. Touching moment was immortalized by Phil Moore, a British freelance photographer, in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Increasingly losing habitat
According to the IUCN Red List, the number of individuals and the entire sub-species gorilla as critically endangered. Rare gorillas lost nearly ten percent of their habitat since the 1990s as a result of deforestation and other human activities. According to the researchers, logging and road construction to mining interests that have contributed the most in reduction of gorilla habitat.
“The roads were built to open access to the wilderness hunters and farmers. In addition, the roads also create habitat becomes fragmented,” he stated in a report published in the journal Diversity and Distributions quoted NationalGeographic.
The report shows that the most widely gorilla habitat loss in the last 20 years is the cross river gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli) which lost 59 percent of its habitat. Meanwhile gorilla beringei habitat lost about 52 percent compared to 20 years ago. Most gorillas included in the endangered list. According to the IUCN Red List, the number of individuals and the entire sub-species gorilla as critically endangered. In addition to human activities, in 2004 and 2006, thousands of gorillas died of the Ebola virus.
World Heritage Site
Virunga National Park (French: Parc National des Virunga), formerly named Albert National Park is a national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This national park stretches from the Virunga Mountains in the south to the Rwenzori Mountains in the north, as well as the borders with Rwanda and Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. Virunga National Park has an area of 7,800-square-kilometer (3,000 sq mi). Founded in 1926, Virunga National Park is the first national park in Africa. The region declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1975. Today, poaching and civil war in the country has lead to damage to the Virunga wildlife populations.