Protecting iconic species like mountain gorillas, facing risks ranging from habitat loss to poaching, can have broader positive impacts on people and nature in the places where they live. So we are pleased to report an increase in mountain gorilla numbers
in their central African homeland. There are now 1,063 living in the wild – further good news for the species, which last year was reclassified from Critically Endangered to Endangered in recognition of its ongoing recovery. We are part of a partnership striving to protect mountain gorilla, which still faces many threats, and to ensure local communities benefit from their survival. In recent months, another iconic species, the tiger, has shown signs of recovery in India and Nepal as the WWF-backed Tx2 partnership
across 13 tiger-range states strives to double wild tiger numbers by 2022.