Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Conservation Status

Eastern Lowland Gorilla

Born Free takes action in Democratic Republic of Congo to protect the eastern lowland gorilla.  The IUCN¹ Red List, which assesses all species in terms of their extinction risk classes the eastern lowland gorilla as ‘Endangered’.  This means the species ‘faces a very high risk of extinction in the wild in the near future’. Since 1995 the population of eastern lowland gorillas has experienced a significant reduction, so that currently, the global population is thought to number no more than a few thousand.

¹International Union for Conservation of Nature
Population decline (Eastern Lowland gorilla)

1900 – 50,000 exist

1995 – 18,000

2007 – as few as 5,000


Appendix I


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, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906

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