Uganda Mountain Gorilla Census Has Begun

Uganda Mountain Gorilla

Mountain Gorilla Image via WWF

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.

 

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About Mark D. Jordahl

Mark Jordahl is a writer, trip leader and naturalist who has lived much of the last 7 years in Uganda and currently calls Colorado home.
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One Response to Uganda Mountain Gorilla Census Has Begun

  1. Ivan AMANI says:

    You are most welcome guys. Uganda is definitely one of the most interesting destinations in Africa (eh! it’s the pearl of Africa) and your trip will be a worthwhile investment, I am sure. At the moment, there are tons of expectations that with the discovery of oil in the country, poverty will soon be part of history; but is this going to be the case? Maybe or maybe not. Perhaps when you get here you could find some time to talk to a few organizations/individuals working on oil (like us/me … hahahaha) to get there perspectives, as well as the implications of this nascent industry for conservation.

    Can’t wait to see you – yes, especially you Mark.
    All the best.

    Ivan

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