60 Minutes piece on gorillas

Dec 9th, 2007, 06:07 PM
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60 Minutes piece on gorillas

Hi Fodorites. Thought some of you might be interested to know that 60 Minutes aired a piece tonight on the plight of the mountain gorillas in Congo. Anderson Cooper went to Congo (and did a trek in Rwanda). I was sad and terrified to learn that the park rangers had to stop tracking the gorillas in Congo altogether because of the ongoing civil war. They have not tracked them in over three months.

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Dec 9th, 2007, 06:11 PM
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A terrible situation indeed that no one knows how the 200 DRC gorillas are doing, if they're alive, if any more have been killed, etc.

A couple of us had posted on it earlier. Here's the other thread:

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Dec 9th, 2007, 06:26 PM
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Here's the 60 Minutes story for those who missed it:

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Dec 10th, 2007, 09:14 AM
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Thank you all for that info on the 60 minutes piece, especially akimyai for the video link.

It is just appalling to see what is happening to these amazing creatures, but it is hopeful that the more publicity the situation gets, the more informed we are, the more we can do to help.

My husband and I are going to be doing a trek in Rwanda in September 2008 and this just makes us realize all the more what a unique and amazing life experience this will be!
Thanks again.
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Dec 10th, 2007, 10:06 AM
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You all beat me too it!

I just watched it this morning. yep it makes me pretty said. I only wish the Congo gorillas head over into Rwanda.

But I also think how much gorilla tourism could do for Congo if they were able to get it going.

A few weeks ago on Animal Planet, Natalie Portman went to Rwanda to see the gorillas also.
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Dec 10th, 2007, 11:37 AM
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So sad. Publicity is good. Thanks for the post.
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Dec 10th, 2007, 07:00 PM
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Thanks for your responses and special thanks to Akimyia for the link.

Luv2globetrot: You will love the gorilla trek!

Waynehazel: I agree with you, but sadly don't see it happening any time in the near future.

Let's all hope that the media continues its coverage.
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Dec 12th, 2007, 01:23 PM
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i received a newsletter from nat' geo. this short film about the murder of gorillas in the congo was included. it's awfully hard to watch.
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Dec 14th, 2007, 09:09 AM
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Excellent video piece.
Thanks for sharing
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