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Our Christmas Appeal: Please put gorillas on your wish list this Christmas

Gorillas are only on one list this Christmas: The Red List of Endangered Species. Your gift can help give them a future...

We wish we didn’t have to ask for your support again and that all gorillas were safe from the threat of extinction.

However, this Christmas all four sub-species of gorilla are on the worst type of list – the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species. They are one step away from being lost for ever.

They need your help. Just recently, our head of conservation, Andre Byamungu, sent us a memo (right) from DR Congo, where he oversees our vital projects protecting the gorillas of Walikale and Itombwe. As you can see, the situation is desperate there. The team urgently need equipment and resources if they are to carry on with their patrols over the Christmas period.

Your support is also needed to help our projects going into the New Year and beyond, building a better future for gorillas and the people they live alongside.

Making a gift this Christmas can help protect gorillas against poachers, illegal miners and armed militias. It will also help us in our efforts to safeguard the precious gorilla habitat, which is being lost at an alarming rate. And it will also help us keep all gorillas safe from the deadly Ebola virus.

Every little really does make a big difference. We genuinely appreciate all the support you have given our vital conservation work over the years. Thanks to you, mountain gorilla numbers have been slowly rising. But 99% of gorillas remain classed as Critically-Endangered.

So, though we wish we didn’t have to ask for your help again, until all gorillas are safe, we simply don’t have an alternative.






Thank you.