Virunga’s mountain gorilla population is growing. Can tourism help sustain it long-term?

Protecting the park for its Mountain Gorillas, Biodiversity and Local Communities In eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on the slopes of an active volcano traversed by armed groups with shifting territories and alliances, a remarkable conservation success story is underway. Last year, the Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) was “downlisted” from Critically Endangered to […]

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One small-brained Kenyan bird creates complex societies, and it can teach us about our own

Big brains aren’t required to form complex communities, finds a new study of vulturine guineafowls in Kenya. The prevailing consensus up to now was that only animals with large brains such as humans, primates, elephants, porpoises, and giraffes, can form complex, multilevel societies. However, new research shows that this isn’t the case. The study reports […]

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