Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei)
Virunga Volcanoes - Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda
The success of conservation efforts to preserve and protect mountain gorillas and the forests that they call home will continue to be, directly tied to the people living near them.
When humans and animals compete for the same living space and natural resources, invariably the humans take precedence every time. If young females like Kubana from the Shinda Group in Parc National des Volcans are to survive, this delicate balance between the needs of people and gorillas must be achieved.
- © 2006 Gene G. Eckhart
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