Monthly Archives: April 2014

New Troubles at the Gates of Virunga

By | 2017-09-03T23:09:18+03:00 April 29th, 2014|Conservation, Environment, News, Parks and Reserves|

Oil exploration could be devastating to Africa's most iconic national park -- and its people. The British company SOCO International has recently begun surveying for oil in Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Africa's eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Virunga is home to a significant portion of the world's roughly 880

Are human viruses killing world’s last remaining gorillas?

By | 2017-09-03T17:53:51+03:00 April 22nd, 2014|Conservation, News, Parks and Reserves, Research and Monitoring, Wildlife, Wildlife and Nature|

They are the world's largest primates and yet the constant threat of poaching, deforestation and human diseases means that soon the world's mountain gorillas could be completely wiped out. Living in the dense forests of Central Africa -- in the Virunga Mountains spanning Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Bwindi Impenetrable

Chimpanzees Like to Sleep on Beds Made of Sturdy Ugandan Ironwood, Researchers Find

By | 2017-09-03T12:12:36+03:00 April 18th, 2014|News, Research and Monitoring, Wildlife, Wildlife and Nature|

The study on Chimpanzee sleeping habits was conducted by researchers at University of Nevada Indiana University. The team found that the Ugandan Ironwood is tough and provides the chimpanzees a stable, firm bed. The research also advances the idea that good sleep was linked to primates evolving into humans, National Geographic reported. It is known that chimpanzees