Republic of Congo: Ntokou-Pikounda National Park – Protecting Western Lowland Gorillas


The link below is to an article reporting on the creation of the Ntokou-Pikounda National Park in the Republic of Congo, which protects some 15 000 Western Lowland Gorillas.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0131-hance-gorilla-park.html

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Australia: New South Wales – Cullunghutti Aboriginal Area


The NSW government has announced the formal gazettal of the Cullunghutti Aboriginal Area near Nowra. This area, protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act, protects a culturally significant area of some 67 hectares.

For more visit:
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/DecMedia12021402.htm

Peru: Uncontacted Amazon Tribe Under Threat


The Peruvian government is planning to abolish a reserve that protects the territory of an as yet uncontacted Amazon tribe in Peru. Thankfully the tribes territory extends into Brazil and this section of their territory appears safe for the time being.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0601-survival_murunahua.html