Navigation Links
New national park protects world's rarest gorilla
Date:11/26/2008

The Wildlife Conservation Society, the Government of Cameroon, and other partners have collaborated to create a new national park to help protect the world's most endangered great ape: the Cross River gorilla.

The park now forms part of an important trans-boundary protected area with Nigeria's Cross River National Park, safeguarding an estimated 115 gorillasa third of the Cross River gorilla populationalong with other rare species. Trans-boundary protected areas allow species to roam freely between countries.

The creation of Takamanda National Park represents many years of work led by WCS and the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife in Cameroon, including: baseline surveys of gorillas and other large mammals; meetings and agreements with local communities; the formulation of recommendations for upgrading the reserve to park status; and the establishment of trans-boundary activities with the Okwangwo Division of Cross River National Park in Nigeria.

Primary support for the creation of Takamanda National Park comes from a funding partnership between the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife and the German Development Bank (Kreditanstalt fűr Wiederaufbau Bankengruppe) as part of a 5-year funding program to protect key conservation areas in collaboration with local communities in southwest Cameroon. The initiative was also supported by the World Wildlife Fund, the German Development Service (DED) and the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ).

"The Government of Cameroon is to be commended for taking this step in saving the Cross River gorilla for future generations," said Dr. Steven E. Sanderson, President and CEO of WCS. "By forming this national park, Cameroon sends a powerful message about the importance of conservation."

"This represents a huge step in ensuring a future for the world's rarest great ape," said Dr. James Deutsch, Director of WCS-Africa. "Making this former forest reserve a national park will effectively p
'/>"/>

Contact: John Delaney
jdelaney@wcs.org
718-220-3275
Wildlife Conservation Society
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Lab test for allergy scoops national
2. Halas wins high-profile national security award
3. New national survey says public reveres bison
4. National and international doctoral training
5. International team discovers gene associated with epilepsy
6. PNNL leadership in carbon sequestration featured at international conference
7. Engineer to present leak-proof method for carbon dioxide storage at international conference
8. AACR to host Seventh Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research
9. Conservation International gets support from Dreamworks Animation to protect giant pandas
10. International Journal of Social Robotics debuts at Springer
11. Innovations in Pediatric Medicine International Conference brings together pediatrics experts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New national park protects world's rarest gorilla
(Date:8/20/2014)... During the past few years, Virginia Tech,s Wu Feng ... Microsoft grant from the "Computing in the Cloud" program, ... a $6 million award from the Air Force on ... from NSF and the National Institutes of Health on ... wove together the "parallel computing" aspects from each grant, ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... of honeybees grows to about 4,000 members, it triggers ... building of a special type of comb used for ... from the Department of Neurobiology and Behaviour at Cornell ... reproductive cycle of honeybee colonies. The results are published ... Nature . , Reproduction isn,t always a honeybee ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 2014  The second annual Biometrics UnPlugged Executive ... Tampa, Florida on September 15, 2014, ... Technology and Strategy at Samsung, and Philippe de ... of this year,s event is Mobility at the ... "Biometrics UnPlugged: Mobility at the Crossroads of Commerce ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The internet was delivered to the masses; parallel computing is not far behind 2The internet was delivered to the masses; parallel computing is not far behind 3The internet was delivered to the masses; parallel computing is not far behind 4Worker bees 'know' when to invest in their reproductive future 2Biometrics UnPlugged: Mobility at the Crossroads of Commerce & Privacy to Feature Interactive Sessions with Samsung and Experian 2
... an inherited structural mechanism that can make drugs ... mechanism decreases a protein and in turn causes ... therapies are used to treat patients with childhood ... researchers say their finding advances the field of ...
... may account for many cases of immune deficiency, in ... and Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID), report researchers in the ... to a new diagnostic test for these conditions, which ... unrecognized because of a lack of good tests. , ...
... Broken sewers, flooded industrial plants and dead bodies are all likely ... , But the water - and the muck it is leaving ... as it is unexpected: Toxins common in most urban environments that ... atop the city. , So says a University of Florida professor ...
Cached Biology News:Genomics researchers discover protein deficit that causes drug toxicity 2Protein amplification in melanoma is possible drug target 2Toxic flood lifts lid on common urban pollution problem 2Toxic flood lifts lid on common urban pollution problem 3
(Date:8/20/2014)... 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A case study from ... the school,s bioengineering department and the Intel® Internet ... Software Academic Program, UCSD,s research focuses on exploring ... body.  Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140819/137540 ... work of Dr. Todd P. Coleman , ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... One of the major limitations ... inadequate vascular supply. Nutrient and gas transport throughout ... critical for successful regeneration and integration into the ... in vascularization and promote angiogenesis in a variety ... design and architecture, and enhancing scaffolds with stem ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 ... Indiegogo campaign to raise $200,000 to fund a ... diagnostic device. , This development is a ... one-size-fits-all model of care to the implementation of ... patient-centric method of practicing medicine. , Indiegogo contributions ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... 19, 2014 Research and ... the "Spectroscopy Equipment and Accessories - ... their offering. This report ... and Accessories in US$ Thousands by the ... Raman Spectrometers, NMR-EPR Spectrometers, Near Infrared (NIR) ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Intel and University of San Diego Bioengineering Department Release Case Study on Health Sciences Research 2Vascularization in Tissue Engineering Highlighted at 12th New Jersey Symposium on Biomaterials Science 2Cellgen Diagnostics Launches Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign for DNA Medical Testing Device 2Cellgen Diagnostics Launches Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign for DNA Medical Testing Device 3Global Spectroscopy Equipment and Accessories - Strategic Business Report 2014 2
... InterWest Partners,announced today the appointment of ... firm,s Advisory Committee: Caltech,president Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau, ... commissioner Dr. Mark McClellan. The three will ... strategic guidance,to the firm and its portfolio ...
... S. Young awarded "Most Innovative" award by the Association of ... ... Research Inc. (TSX:,ARI), a biotechnology company discovering and developing the ... Young, President,and Chief Executive Officer, received the "Most Innovative" award ...
... to dramatically reduce their dose of these often harsh ... Medicine in St. Louis have taken a step closer ... drug directly on tumors in rabbits using drug-coated nanoparticles. ... than used previously for this purpose markedly slowed tumor ...
Cached Biology Technology:Prestigious Scientific Leaders Join InterWest Advisory Committee 2Prestigious Scientific Leaders Join InterWest Advisory Committee 3Prestigious Scientific Leaders Join InterWest Advisory Committee 4ARIUS recognized for entrepreneurial excellence 2Nanosized technology has supersized effect on tumors 2Nanosized technology has supersized effect on tumors 3
... VersArray ChipWriter Pro system, 220-240 V, uses ... proteins, oligonucleotides, carbohydrates, lipids, and other biomolecules ... applications. This system can generate high-density arrays ... slide or greater than 57,000 spots per ...
... The VersArray ChipWriter Pro system with ... printing technology to array DNA, proteins, oligonucleotides, ... variety of substrates for microarray applications. This ... colonies as small as 300 micrometers in ...
Thermal printer paper is used with the thermal printer for the VersaFluor fluorometry systems. Supplied as 10 rolls....
The Freeze 'N Squeeze DNA gel extraction kit uses a quick freeze-and-thaw cycle and centrifugation to draw 50-23,000 bp DNA out of agarose gel slices. The kit includes materials for 100 preps....
Biology Products: