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Protecting Africa's Mountain Gorillas

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Protecting Africa's Mountain Gorillas

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Protecting Africa's Mountain Gorillas

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Craig R. Sholley

The killings of mountain gorillas in Central Africa have reached an all-time high, and conservationists fear the entire species might become extinct — victims of political strife.

NPR's Tony Cox talks with Craig Sholley, senior director at the African Wildlife Foundation and former director of Rwanda's Mountain Gorilla Project.