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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