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Species around the world are increasingly by human activity. Lamentably, hundreds of thousands of creatures have already extinct as the result of humans' ever-increasing demands on Earth's resources. Gold mining in a national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is at risk an animal called the okapi. The park called the Okapi Wildlife Reserve. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The okapi is also the forest giraffe as it is a relative of the giraffe. However, its neck nowhere near as long as that of a giraffe's. It is also as the zebra giraffe due to its striped hind legs. The okapi is only in the area of Congo that is being .

Conservationists have for an immediate halt to the "rapidly expanding" levels of mining. They have the government to the mining company's license, to " the unique forest ecosystem and the local communities that on it". The conservationists warned that: "Miners are literally eating the reserve out of its wildlife by hunting animals for food. There is almost no wildlife left around the mine itself, and wildlife numbers are massively around mining towns. There have even cases of armed hunters trafficking okapi skins and elephant ivory in and around the mines." They that: "If the Congo government now, this unique World Heritage Site can still saved."

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