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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The Sixth Cat

This is Costa Rica, right? Having knocked the mud off my wet boots, I peeled off my even wetter socks and I sat on a bench inside my small room. My rain-soaked trousers were next. I still had to remove my rain jacket and three layers but my pallid fingers, shriveled and white from the […]

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