Conservation organizations in Uganda have begun a new census to count the critically endangered mountain gorillas in the western mountains.
With an estimated value in tourism dollars of $1 million per gorilla per year, these animals are important both in economic terms and in biodiversity terms. Mountain gorillas only exist in Uganda, Congo and Rwanda, and about half of the approximately 800 apes left in the world call Uganda home.
Read more from the Worldwide Fund for Nature.
- Dramatic Increase in Population of Critically Endangered Mountain Gorillas Confirmed by Census (prweb.com)
- Poached baby mountain gorilla doing well (calgaryherald.com)
- Uganda tourism destinations receive US funding | British Airways – Travel Industry News (travelnews.britishairways.com)