In November 2016, The Uganda Wildlife Authority discovered three newborn mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. With a population of around 880 left in the world, and about half located in Uganda, mountain gorillas are one of the world’s most endangered species. A spike in recent births is welcome news to conservationists.
Several factors including habitat loss, poaching, and civil war have led to gorilla population decline over the last century. Conservation efforts and tourism to the area have led to habitat protection and conservation efforts have resulted in a 14% increase in the population in the last 12 years.
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