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Gorilla Tourism a Success to Mountain Gorilla Conservation in Africa

Monday, 03 March 2014 Hits 3582 Categories Great Apes

Gorilla Tourism a Success to Mountain Gorilla Conservation in Africa

Gorilla tourism is the single most important asset for the conservation of mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda. Given the significant economic benefits that tourism brings to Uganda and Rwanda, a lot has been attained at the various levels; governments, the local communities, and the organizations that work towards conservation in Africa. Although gorilla tourism officially started in the 1990s, it already had a history where visitors were occasionally taken up to Mgahinga Forest Reserve and Volcanoes National Park to try and see gorillas in the 1950's and later in the 1970s. 

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In order to improve the link between ecotourism and conservation, ACF developed some exclusive conservation safari packages together with selected tour operators. 10-20% of the revenues of these safaris goes to support ACF's conservation efforts. 

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