Frankfurt Declaration

Gentle Giants in Need: International Experts Issue Frankfurt Declaration to Call for Better Protection of Gorillas



Under the title ‘Gentle Giants in need” 160 government officials, experts, corporate representatives and conservationists from 20 countries attended a conference in Frankfurt, 9-10 June to mark the UN Year of the Gorilla, a global campaign to help implement the gorilla agreement. In the “Frankfurt Declaration” they highlighted major threats to gorillas and their habitats, as well as the strategies available for the conservation of the second closest relative to

In the Declaration delegates appeal to governments, the international community and industrial companies to enhance activities to reduce threats to the remaining gorilla populations in the wild, which can contribute to peace-making and prosperity in Central Africa.

Click here to see the German press release issued by the German Ministry for the Environment and its Agency for Nature Conservation, the Convention on Migratory Species, the Frankfurt Zoological Society and the Frankfurt Zoo, and the German Ministry for Developmental Cooperation.


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