Richard Leakey both extended human history backward & helped Kenyan wildlife survive into the future NAIROBI, Kenya––Richard Erskine Frere Leakey, 77, known to the world as simply Richard Leakey, died on January 2, 2022, in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital city and his home for most of his life. Born in Nairobi on December 19, 1944, […]
Guerrillas gun down 12 gorilla guards & five others in Virunga, DRC
Resurgent Ebola and COVID-19 escalate threats to already high-risk habitat VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, Democratic Republic of the Congo––At least 17 people, including 12 Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation rangers whose primary duty is protecting critically endangered mountain gorillas, were killed in an April 24, 2020 ambush attack. No gorillas are known to have been caught […]
Mountain gorillas downlisted from “critically endangered”?!!
World Health Organization Ebola virus emergency response team bugged out two days later BENI, DRC––The World Health Organization on November 17, 2018 temporarily evacuated 16 Ebola virus emergency response vaccination staff from the city of Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, after a dud mortar shell hit the WHO staff residence near […]