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April 27, 2018 - BBC

'Guns, germs and trees' determine gorilla's fate

'Guns, germs and trees' determine gorilla's fate

The survival of gorillas in the forests of Africa depends on guns, germs and trees. 

So say the scientists behind the largest ever survey of western lowland gorillas across their range. 

The study, based on a decade's worth of field research, found more gorillas than in previous estimates. 

However, the vast majority are in unprotected areas, where they are at risk from illegal poaching, Ebola and habitat destruction.

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