British Cross River Gorilla Expert Killed in Cameroon



Ymke Warren, 40, was killed by an intruder at the home she shared with partner and fellow gorilla researcher Aaron Nicholas in the coastal town of Limbe. The Cameroonian police are investigating. The couple were working on the Takamanda-Mone Landscape Project, run by the American Wildlife Conservation Society. They were studying Cross River Gorillas, the world’s most threatened great ape species.

The Year of the Gorilla team, and especially YoG Ambassador Ian Redmond, who knew Ymke well, are deeply saddened by this senseless loss of life.

A tribute page for Ymke has been created on the Ape Alliance website at

The Gorilla Organisation has set up a fund in Ymke’s name. Donations will serve to support the work of African Conservationists. To find out more, click here.


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