May 02 2017 · Mining for conflict minerals is driving gorillas to extinction Tags coltan mining congo Grauer s gorilla Tara and wildlife are killed or traded illegally to support the mining activities Gorillas face extinction in all the areas of Africa where they exist Naming infant mountain gorillas has become an important annual nationwide }

Jul 12 2016 · Gorillas are being killed and eaten by miners in the Congo are closely related to the better known mountain gorilla As they live mostly on the }

80 of the world s known Coltan supply is in the Democratic Republic of the Congo A recent report by the UN has claimed that all the parties involved in the local civil war have been involved in the mining and sale of Coltan The main area where Coltan is mined also contains the Kahuzi Biega National Park home of the Mountain Gorilla }

Bushmeat is meat derived from wildlife living in the forested areas of Africa Mountain and Eastern lowland gorilla populations have been drastically reduced in the Kahuzi Biega National Park locale Coltan mining has become a lucrative industry due to the increased cell phone usage in the last decade }

Apr 13 2011 · Sadly along with other human activity in the region coltan mining has had a devastating impact on the mountain gorilla population The mining process pollutes lakes and rivers and isolated miners will often hunt gorillas for their meat }

Sadly along with other human activity in the region coltan mining has had a devastating impact on the mountain gorilla population The mining process pollutes lakes and rivers and isolated miners will often hunt gorillas for their meat }

Apr 27 2001 · Friday April 27 2001 Annette Lanjouw Director of the International Gorilla Conservation Program IGCP told the National Press Club Friday that mining for Coltan is presenting a new threat to conservation in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo }

Coltan Gorillas and Cell Phones is the title of a report in Cellular News Coltan stands for columbite tantalite which is a metallic ore of niobium and tantalum It resembles a crumbly white powder when the material is extracted Eighty percent of the coltan in the world is }

Facts about Coltan 3 the environmental impact The lakes and rivers in Congo were polluted because of the Coltan mining activity in the country was not controlled Thus the ecology received the negative impact Facts about Coltan 4 the population of Eastern Mountain Gorilla The population of Eastern Mountain Gorilla is decreased }

Here s the 411 cellphones contain a rare ore called coltan short for columbite tantalite This metal is found in central Africa and increased mining operations to get the coltan means habitat loss and increased hunting pressure on gorillas and other wildlife Surprisingly wildlife reserves suffer most from mining }

Gorillas may soon go extinct across much of central Africa a new United Nations report says Among the threats are surges in human populations the ape meat trade and logging and mining as well }

The mining of Coltan an essential mineral for the hi tech industry used in mobile phones and electronics has not benefited local communities on the contrary their lands have been seized Coltan smuggling likely provides income for the military occupation of Congo and the proceeds of mining have financed civil war the environmental impacts }

Mar 26 2010 · The report focuses on the iconic gorillas of eastern Congo But researchers say the western gorillas though greater in number are dying at a much faster rate That s because they don t attract nearly the attention that Virunga s mountain gorillas do and live in areas where poachers escape punishment easily }

The illegal mining of coltan is not confined to the DRC the vast deposit to extends into neighbouring Burundi and Rwanda home of endangered gorilla species }

Sep 01 2006 · September 2006 Recycling Your Cell Phone Can Help Gorillas Cell phones contain a number of hazardous substances that can impact the environment when discarded But many of them also have been manufactured with a metallic ore called coltan a major source of which exists in the Democratic Republic of Congo home to the eastern lowland }

Grauer s gorillas are a subspecies of eastern gorillas the cousins of the famous Mountain Gorillas living in Rwanda Uganda and the Congo Coltan is in all our phones and concerns over the damage that coltan mining does to people the environment and the gorillas have been made public for over a }

Coltan Boom Gorilla Bust The Impact of Coltan Mining on Gorillas and other Wildlife in Eastern DR Congo A Report for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Europe and the Born Free Foundation Ian Redmond Independent Consultant Chairman of the Ape Alliance May 2001}

Apr 07 2016 · The population of Grauer s gorillas the world s largest subspecies has dropped by 77 in the last 18 years due mainly to illegal mining for coltan and other minerals and the civil war that }

In what way does coltan impact on the gorillas where the mountain gorillas and the eastern lowland gorillas live so people are digging up all the tree and the habitats of the gorillas in }

Grauer s gorilla is a subspecies of the eastern gorilla and as such is closely related to the mountain gorilla It is the largest of all gorilla subspecies 97 of the entire population could be lost by 2054 unless urgent action is taken logging and artisanal mining }

While much of the coltan in the Congo is mined legally because of the worldwide demand and high price more coltan is mined illegally in the Congo by local militia groups The horrifying thing is that at these remote illegal mining operations to feed the miners poachers are hunting and killing gorillas as }

Sep 14 2015 · Bestselling children s author Gill Lewis reveals how modern smartphones connect us all to the fate of the gorilla in the Democratic Republic of Congo and talks about the inspiration behind her new }