Help save gorillas: Recycle your old cell phones.
Lowland gorillas, elephants, and other iconic African animals make
their home in the vast, pristine forests of the Republic of Congo.
These forests are increasingly threatened by illegal logging and
natural resource extraction, such as mining for coltan, an element used
to make cellphone batteries. Check with your cell phone manufacturer to
see if they accept old phones for recycling, or seek out designated
recycling bins designed for old phones. The coltan contained in the
batteries will be reused, reducing the demand to mine in the Congo.
Learn more about WCS work to reduce logging pressure on gorilla habitat in the Republic of Congo.