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Relocation of Gorillas in eastern DRC

The release of the UNEP report, entitled "The Last Stand of the Gorilla", prompted the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUS) to assist in the relocation of orphaned gorillas to the Tayna Nature Reserve, eastern Democractic Republic of Congo (DRC). With the current rate of poaching and habitat loss, gorillas in the Congo Basin may disappear from most of their present range in less than 10-15 years from now. Relocation efforts are vital to maintain healthy gorilla populations, which are becoming increasingly isolated due to habitat loss and conflict across the region. Photographer Tim Freccia joined the relocation effort.

Year: 2010

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