IUCN DOWNLISTS MOUNTAIN GORILLA FROM CRITICALLY ENDANGERED LIST

11/19/2018

On November 15, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) downlisted the Central African mountain gorilla from its critically endangered species list to its endangered species list. The mountain gorilla population has risen to 1,000 from 680 in 2008, prompting the reclassification. Liz Williamson, a primate specialist for IUCN, however cautioned that the species is still in danger and that conservation efforts should continue. For the full story, see https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-gorillas-endangered/mountain-gorillas….