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A Gorilla Megillah 

click to enlarge Conservation rangers from an antipoaching unit and local residents evacuate the bodies of four mountain gorrilas killed in mysterious circumstances in Virnuga National Park in Eastern Congo on July 24, 2007.
  • Conservation rangers from an antipoaching unit and local residents evacuate the bodies of four mountain gorrilas killed in mysterious circumstances in Virnuga National Park in Eastern Congo on July 24, 2007.


There are less than 700 mountain gorillas left on the planet, living in a western section of Africa’s Rift Valley that forms the border between Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda that is the final refuge of the most endangered gorilla subspecies. The Democratic Republic of Congo, the epicenter of a 15-year regional war that has killed six million people, is home to two hundred mountain gorillas, who live in Virunga National Park. Surrounded by armed militias, poachers, and charcoal makers—all operating illegally within the forest and despoiling it—the gorillas’ habitat is constantly encroached upon and their lives threatened. Brent Stirton, a senior staff photographer for the assignment division of Getty Images, will be showing his internationally award-winning photo essay of the Virunga primates, “The Last Gorillas of the Congo,” through August 2 at Fovea Exhibitions in Beacon. (845) 765-2199; www.foveaexhibitions.org.

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