Richard Leakey comments on NGS’s “Gorilla Murders”


After reading the magazine piece, this is what our Chairman, Richard Leakey had to say

“I am delighted that National Geographic has given such prominence to this species. The fate of the mountain gorilla ranks as one of the most important conservation challenges of the current time”.

I thought it was a comment that everyone would appereciate reading, especially the team on the ground in Congo, and everyone at Nat Geo.

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  1. Lisa, California
    Posted July 3, 2008 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Great picture too! Lisa

  2. NJ, Washington DC
    Posted July 3, 2008 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    Although I’ve been a very regular reader of the Wildlife Direct blogs for over a year, this is my very first post. I recently attended the pre-screening of ‘Gorilla Murders’ at National Geographic and had the opportunity to watch this amazing film that many thought accurately represented the situation. I also got to meet Dr. Spelman and Godefroid – they are such wonderful people.
    As a follow-up, I thought readers might be interested in a new report that was recently released on the charcoal industry. Paula, I hope this is useful.

  3. Judy in CA
    Posted July 3, 2008 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    Dear Dr. Leakey,
    Thank you for your extraordinary work in wildlife conservation over the years. We are so grateful! I agree, the current challenge to save mountain gorillas should be the number one top priority for all wildlife conservation organizations worldwide. Wildlifedirect is doing an amazing job getting us better informed, the Nat Geo broadcast and magazine very helpful. I am hoping combined resources from all ngos will be effective in intervening and saving this ecosystem and the mountain gorillas. I hope the UN Forces stay involved too, critical for them to address the military groups in the Park and address the surrounding humanitarian crisis.
    Thank you,
    Judy in CA

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