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Guerrilla Marketing to Save Mountain Gorillas: Renewable Energy to the Rescue

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How does dressing up in a really bad gorilla costume help to save endangered mountain gorillas? Well, it’s not actually the costume itself that’s important; it’s what the man inside the costume is also carrying. Take a look at the photo to the left. In one hand, the costumed gorilla holds an energy-efficient stove. In [...]

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Baby Mountain Gorilla Rescued from Poachers

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This is the face of wildlife crime: a tiny, frightened mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) baby rescued Sunday from poachers in Rwanda. The gorilla was confiscated from a team of poachers as they crossed the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. The men came from both countries and told police [...]

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Gorillas versus charcoal: Biomass to the rescue

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Every day, Virunga National Park gets a little bit smaller. The forest, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is one of the last homes of the majestic mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei). It is also the main source of energy—in the form of wood—for the millions of people who live in areas surrounding the park, [...]

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