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Rangers Assess Toll of Congo Conflict on Threatened Mountain Gorillas

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Science  19 Dec 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5909, pp. 1778
DOI: 10.1126/science.322.5909.1778

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In the wake of severe fighting in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, worried rangers began a painstaking census late last month of the park's highly endangered mountain gorillas, nearly a third of the world's known population.