Uganda Tourism protects Mountain gorillas | Book a 3 days gorilla trekking


The Uganda Tourism is helping to protect critically endangered gorillas in Uganda from habitat loss and other threats.With the local community receiving 20% of each $500 (£318) permit fee, conservationists are starting to persuade Ugandans that the gorillas are worth more to them alive than dead, the South China Morning Post reports.

Gorilla tourism also creates much-needed jobs for rangers, porters, trackers, drivers and hospitality staff. In all, the World Wildlife Fund estimates each gorilla is worth $1m (£640,000).

And the conservationists’ efforts are paying off, with gorilla numbers on the rise.

Trekkers keen to have a wild gorilla experience can visit these magnificent creatures in the Bwindi Forest National Park with a licensed tour company, which will provide experienced guides to help you enjoy a safe trip.

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