ENVIRONMENT

African minerals boom puts a third of continent's apes at risk: Study

Mining's true impact on great apes and their habitat could be greater than thought

A western lowland gorilla Credit: Sergey Uryadnikov

A western lowland gorilla Credit: Shutterstock/ Sergey Uryadnikov

The threat posed by mining to Africa's great apes has been significantly underestimated, according to a new study by German researchers. The findings, published in the journal Science Advances, raise...

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