Home Videos Photos
PerezHilton CocoPerez Gwen Stefani 1D Kelly Osbourne Caitlyn Jenner PerezTV

Poaching And Habitat Destruction Seriously Threatens Gorillas And Chimps!!

| Filed under: Sad SadMama NatureOrangutanGorillaHuntingApeChimpanzee

great apes threatened by poachers(1)

The illegal wildlife trade is literally a multibillion-dollar industry!

The same type of trafficking that's almost made tigers extinct is now threatening great apes!

Chimps, orangoutangs, gorillas and bonobos are all being plucked from their natural habitats and bought by private collectors or disreputable zoos.

The numbers are cray cray! About 3,000 great apes are illegally traded every year! Half of those are chimps.

A government minister from the Republic of Congo said:

"These great apes make up an important part of our natural heritage. But as with all things of value, great apes are used by man for commercial profit and the illegal trafficking of the species constitutes a serious threat to their existence."

The problem is Africa being so huge, with many corrupt law enforcement officials.

Poachers can get in and out using small airstrips in the African bush.

Not only is poaching decimating their numbers, but the destruction of the great apes' natural habitat is also causing their numbers to decline.

We need to start taking action or else we're going to lose an entire species!!

Save the apes!!

[Image via Peter Halasz/Wikimedia Commons.]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Email this  »
The Top 10 Worst American Idol Auditions Of All Time!
All The Times Zayn Had Trouble Adjusting To The Spotlight!
10 Celebrities Who Were Behind The Wheel In Deadly Car Crashes
Bobbi Kristina Brown: Through The Years
It's Lauren Conrad's Birthday And She Can Cry If She Wants To!
In Memoriam -- Celebrities And Icons We Lost In 2014

Comments are closed.