Thursday, July 12, 2012

crisis in virunga...

the virunga national park, home to many of the last remaining mountain gorillas on earth, is facing a very serious crisis right now, as rebels and military battle for territory in and around the park.  approximately two hundred of world's remaining 790 mountain gorillas live here.

yes, only 790 mountain gorillas remain in the world.

renewed, intense fighting has forced the evacuation of most of the park's rangers and families to goma... leaving much of the park, and the endangered animals within, unprotected.  about forty rangers have stayed behind to do what they can to protect the park and to care for the orphaned gorillas who live at the senkwekwe orphan mountain gorilla sanctuary.  these men are putting their lives at risk to try and save a species, along with the incredible park they call home... unfortunately, in may, three rangers lost their lives during this latest round of fighting.

please, please take just few moments to watch and share this important video... to help spread the word.

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