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Decade long African study finds more gorillas, chimps than expected—but 80% are living outside PAs

A massive decade-long study of Western Equatorial Africa's gorillas and chimpanzees has uncovered both good news and bad about our nearest relatives. The good news: there are one third more western lowland gorillas and one tenth more central chimpanzees than previously thought.


The bad news: the vast majority of these great apes (80 percent) exist outside of protected areas, and gorilla populations are declining by 2.7 percent annually.


https://phys.org/news/2018-04-massive-western-equatorial-africa-gorillas.html#jCp