Hunters kill my friend, one of the last mountain gorillas in Uganda

Ugandan fishermen They were killed Friend, One of the past The most famous mountain gorilla in Uganda, Whose species are at risk of extinction and of which only a thousand specimens remain, in Bwindi National Park impenetrable forestOn Friday, authorities also clarified in information collected by Efe.

The Ugandan Wildlife Authority (UWA) has been arrested Four suspects In the same park in Bwindi (southwest), on the border Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the CongoThe only corner in the world where this type of gorilla lives.

One of them, who was arrested on 4 June, had been arrested Carney de Potamocero (Kind of wild pig) And miscellaneous Hunting weapons. He admitted that Kill known primates in self-defenseHe explained that the animal tried to attack him and the other three suspects who are being held by the police awaiting trial.

My companion, which means “friend” in Swahili, it was Silver Man (Dominant) of the Nkorengo family, Made up of 17 members, in addition to being a very prestigious figure among Ugandans and park visitors.

According to the autopsy, he died after a sharp object penetrated the left upper part of his abdomen to reach his organs. My companion wore on Missing since June 1 It was the tracking teams in the park that found his body in the same nature reserve.

Bwindi forest, inscribed in The World Heritage of Humanity of the United Nations Organization For education, science and culture (UNESCO), it is the refuge of nearly half of the remaining mountain gorillas on planet Earth, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

number of population Mountain gorillasIt is an endangered species that lives in three parks in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, and has an estimated 1,004 specimens, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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In just eight years, the population of this species – beringei beringei – in Virunga Congolese Park has increased from 480 in 2010 to 604 specimens today (41 groups, 14 males); Those that have been added to gorillas in the Ugandan part reach a total estimate of 1004 samples.

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