The mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is one of the two subspecies of the eastern gorilla. The subspecies is listed as endangered by the IUCN, with only two surviving populations. One is found in the Virunga Mountains of East Africa in three bordering national parks: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The other population is found in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. A count in 2018 put the mountain gorilla population at just over 1,000. The species was previously listed as critically endangered until 2018.