Conservation: 'save our apes' DRC funding plea.

Position:BUSINESS BRIEFS - Democratic Republic of Congo - Brief Article
 
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The Democratic Republic of Congo has launched a worldwide appeal for funds to save its gorillas from extinction. Home to three of the world's great apes, the DRC says economic decline and poverty are the main causes for poachers decimating the primate population.

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"We need money," insists environment minister Henri Dojombo. "It is poverty in the first place that leads to poaching."

He says a five-year, $2bn protection and environmental management plan for 11 countries is failing...

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