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How to save mountain Gorillas

The Group 13 one of the famous gorilla groups encountered on gorilla safari
How to save mountain Gorillas, Queen Elizabeth national Park, Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest, Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge, Entebbe near the airport, and drive to Bwindi

How to save mountain Gorillas

How to save mountain Gorillas in Africa? There are a number of ways of how we can save mountain gorillas in Bwindi, Volcanoes, Mgahinga and Virunga national parks. Below are some of the ways

1) Track the Mountain Gorillas; a gorilla permit will not only give you a once in a lifetime experience, but you’re also providing a financial incentive for the gorilla’s protection. Gorilla trekking can be done throughout the year how the best time to see these gentle primates is during the dry season of June to September and from December to February.

2) Do not track when you are sick; gorillas are susceptible to many of the same infectious diseases that affect people, which may easily lead to death.

3) Keep a distance of at least 7 meters from the gorillas to reduce the risk of disease transmission and to avoid changing to disturbing the gorilla’s behaviour.

4) Support local businesses and communities near the national parks; the more the local people benefit from the tourism revenue, the more likely they will want to protect the gorillas as well.

5) Explore the area with other activities as well; don’t rush to come and track the gorillas and then leave. Take your time and spend one or two days extra to discover the beauty of the surroundings. After all, the revenue earned is a further incentive for the government and local communities to protect the  habitat of the mountain gorillas.

6) Don’t buy products made with wild animal parts; gorillas often get caught in poachers’ snares set for other animals in the forest.

7) Donate to conservation organizations that help to protect the mountain gorillas, such as MGVP (Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Projects) or CTPH (Conservation Through Public Health).

8) Spread the word! Even if you can’t afford a visit to the mountain gorillas, you can make a difference by telling everyone the importance of conservation and protecting the endangered species.