Eastern go­rilla deemed crit­i­cally en­dan­gered

The Daily Herald - - NATION & WORLD -

HON­OLULU — The world’s largest liv­ing pri­mate has been listed as crit­i­cally en­dan­gered, mak­ing four of the six great ape species only one step away from ex­tinc­tion, ac­cord­ing to a re­port re­leased Sun­day at the World Con­ser­va­tion Congress in Hawaii. The In­ter­na­tional Union for the Con­ser­va­tion of Na­ture, or IUCN, cited il­le­gal hunt­ing in down­grad­ing the sta­tus of the eastern go­rilla on its Red List of En­dan­gered Species. The list con­tains more than 80,000 species, and al­most 24,000 of those are threat­ened with ex­tinc­tion.

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