The most western and northern form of gorilla, restricted to the forested hills and mountains of the Cameroon-Nigeria border region at the headwaters of the Cross River. The habitats of the Cross River Gorilla are negatively affected by the drastic deforestation and fragmentation of the land for mining, agriculture, and timber usage. The commercialization of bushmeat hunting has caused a large impact on the population. Despite laws preventing hunting it still persists due to local consumption and trade to other countries. The laws are rarely enforced and, due to the nature of the Cross River Gorilla’s state, any hunting has a large impact on the population and their survival. There are less than 300 Cross River Gorillas remaining in the wild.
Limited edition print signed by the artist, Peter Matthews, on 315g 100% cotton art paper with authentication certificate - available in various sizes.