May 25, 2010  By: Africa Adventure Consultants

The first iPhone and iTouch application dedicated to protecting the critically endangered mountain gorilla has been launched, and millions of iPhone and iTouch users worldwide can download the app to follow the daily lives of the mountain gorillas and stay up-to-date with the efforts of the rangers to protect Virunga National Park.

The application costs $3.99 and can be downloaded from iTunes. It allows users to select a gorilla family, find out about individual members and follow them through blogs and videos directly from the remote forests of eastern DR Congo.

“The survival of Congo’s mountain gorillas relies on our ability to reach out to individuals around the world who care, and to keep them informed on a daily, even hourly basis, of the rangers’ efforts to protect the wildlife in Virunga National Park,” says Emmanuel de Merode, Director of Virunga National Park. “iGorilla provides us with exactly that opportunity.”