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HELP protect the endangered mountain gorilas of Virunga!!!

CHINA | Wednesday, 5 November 2008 | Views [984] | Comments [2]

The Democratic Republic of the Congo's main gorilla park in Virunga, has been seized by rebel soldiers. This means already endangered mountain gorillas, their carers and the people of Virunga are in serious danger. Gorillas have been caught in cross fire and recently 117 rangers were forced to evacuate their posts in Virunga National Park as a direct result of the fighting.

I have donated some money, but we desperately need to raise more funds - please be assured that 100% of the money donated goes to assisting the rescue of gorillas and rangers. We also need to raise awareness, as awareness is the first step to making real change. Please pass on the following link!!

Thanks, Maz.

FOR MORE INFO (including blogs from actual rangers and members of the field team) AND TO DONATE YOUR TIME OR MONEY, PLEASE VISIT: http://gorilla.cd/

BBC NEWS articles here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7497005.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7708329.stm

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Thank you to those who have read this post and to those who donated or passed on the link!! :)

When you visit - http://gorilla.cd/ - you can also become a campaigner, as I have done. This means you can blog and raise money through the website. All of the stories on that website are well worth a read, as this seems to be a cause that few people are aware of.

Cheers!
Maz xx

  mazystar Nov 6, 2008 7:00 PM

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL:
CALL FOR PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN DRC

Amnesty International continues to receive reports of serious human rights abuses, including unlawful killings of civilians, rape and forced recruitment, and of extensive looting in the conflict zones:

http://www.amnesty.org/en/appeals-for-action/protect-people-drc

Activists are demonstrating around the world to call for urgent and effective protection of civilians in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC):

http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/news/action-around-world-democratic-republic-congo-20081127

VIDEO: http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/video-and-audio/video-call-protection-civilians-drc-20081127

  antique Rose Dec 1, 2008 8:18 AM

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