Earth Hour 2013 – Hour for our Planet


The global movement to protect the planet, Earth Hour 2013, will take place on 23 March 2013, between 8.30PM and 9.30PM in your local time zone, for the seventh time since 2007. The campaign aims to encourage an interconnected global community to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world. Earth Hour is a global movement uniting communities from across the world to celebrate people’s commitment to the planet by switching off lights for one designated hour. Towards the end of March every year, its participants voluntary show…

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Grauer’s Gorilla caught in the crossfire of conflict

Grauer’s Gorilla aka the Eastern Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri). Image © The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

March 15, 2013 – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and other world leading conservation organisations have joined together to fight for the survival of the Endangered Grauer’s Gorilla, also known as the Eastern Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri). Found only in the mountain and mid-altitude forests of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Grauer’s Gorilla is the largest of the four gorilla subspecies, and the largest primate in the world. “Conserving the remaining Grauer’s Gorilla populations, as well as chimpanzees in the area, requires a dynamic…

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