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Endangered Whales, Giraffes, and Gorillas See Population Increase

By Carly Sitzer

For some species of animals, conservation efforts are paying off in a big way: Mountain gorillas, Rothschild’s giraffes, and western grey whales are three endangered species that are now showing increased populations since they were last assessed a decade ago. 

With the increase in population, these species are now less vulnerable to the threat of extinction — and experts are hoping that this helps people realize just how impactful these conservation efforts are for the animals of our planet. 

As Tara Stoinski, president of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, put it to Nature, “We can see the positive impact that having this long-term investment in conservation can have.”