Biodiversity also helps us defend against pollution, floods and climate disasters and the damage they cause. _1222gorillaeating Photo Credit: BBC News But earlier in 2022, UN talks on how to stem the tide of extinction ended in a deadlock in Geneva, with efforts to revive them still underway. The United Nations hopes to agree on 21 goals, including 30 percent of the world's land and seas by 2030. Another hope is to provide the framework for the next landmark international agreement under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity; this agreement is scheduled to be signed by governments in October 2022.
Ultimate goal: By 2050, humans and Illustrator Artwork nature live in harmony. Discussions about the climate crisis are mainstream, but less about the biodiversity crisis. BBC editor hopes that the success of the Uganda Mountain Gorilla Conservation Project will provide lessons for the conservation of other species. So, what secrets does the fate of mountain gorillas reveal in the mountains of nature reserves? _125658999_a87d6c47-2e3c-4ed8-b5fc-0aec8 Photo Credit: BBC News When Sir David met the gorilla family, there were only about 600 mountain gorillas left in the world. The gorillas belonged to two groups and were active in two regions, one in the Virunga Forest, which straddles the borders of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the other in the impenetrable forest of Bwindi,
Uganda. They are placed on the critically endangered list. Mountain gorillas cannot survive in captivity, so conservation in the wild is their only hope. They face challenges with many of today's threatened species—their habitats are rapidly being cleared for farming, wildlife conservation efforts are difficult in areas of armed conflict, and protected area workers have be killed by poachers. But, 40 years later, the number of mountain gorillas is over 1,000 and counting. This species is now downgraded to endangered. In fact, there has even been a baby boom in the mountain gorilla community over the past few years. In late 2020, five mountain gorilla babies were born in Bwindi, an unprecedented number. Only three mountain gorillas were born in 2019. The secret to success What's the secret behind such success? In 1995, Dr. Gladys Kalema became the first veterinarian hired by the Uganda Wildlife Service.