PROTECTING WESTERN LOWLAND GORILLAS
The western lowland gorillas are found in tropical lowland forest areas. They are slightly smaller than their mountain
cousins. These gorillas are critically endangered due to the risks they face from habitat loss, the bush meat trade and
transmission of diseases from humans. The Congo Conservation Company has collaborated with the government to
protect habitat and ecologically important resources that benefit these species inside the Odzala-Kokoua National Park.
The Congo Conservation Company supports a very successful gorilla research centre at Mboko Camp which has a huge
impact on the western gorillas’ survival.