Mountain gorillas are highly endangered. This is due both to habitat destruction and severe poaching pressures. Gorilla species are subjected to heavy pressure from poaching for body parts and for young animals collected for zoos and private collections, generating illegal income. The civil war occurring in the region they inhabit has only added to their plight, increasing mortality through accidents and the breakdown of patrol units against poachers.
US Federal List: endangered
CITES: appendix i
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: critically endangered