Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan Cohen

Posted on 07/27/2014


Photo taken on July  2, 2013



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Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
Mosaïcultures Internationales
Montreal Botanical Garden
Jardin botanique de Montréal
Mosaiculture
Uganda
Québec
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Threatened Giants


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Threatened Giants – Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal, Botanical Garden, Montréal, Québec

Threatened Giants – Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal, Botanical Garden, Montréal, Québec
Uganda’s contribution to the Mosaïcultures Internationales competition drew attention to the plight of gorillas. In the southwest part of Uganda, in a mountain chain called the Virunga Mountains, lives the only population of mountain gorillas in the world, a sub-species of the eastern gorillas.
According to the World Wildlife Federation, no more than 800 individuals of this subgroup are to be found in these mountains that Uganda shares with Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

However, the mountain gorilla is not the only type of gorilla whose future is threatened. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, all species and sub-species of gorillas are either endangered or critically endangered.

Gorillas have a relatively extensive vocabulary, containing about 25 distinct sounds. They manage to communicate with each other not only through these "words," but also through gestures and even mimes. The famous researcher Dian Fossey greatly contributed to increasing our knowledge about gorillas. In the 1960s - 1980s, she made several trips to the Virunga Mountains and was eventually accepted by the mountain gorillas living there. She was murdered not long after Christmas of 1985 in these same mountains.

For a description of the art of Mosaiculture and of the Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal competition, please turn to the first photo in this series at:

www.ipernity.com/doc/jonathan.cohen/33872015

Gerald Schmitt, pajmcb have particularly liked this photo


Comments
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Beautiful capture, stunning monkey sculptures and photo

Admired in: Mes Préférences à Moi
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
WOW!...Fabulous picture!
Love it!
3 years ago.