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Mountain gorillas

We have 4 items tagged with ‘Mountain gorillas’.
  • A mountain gorilla in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park (Photo: Francesco Veronesi, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Local economic development through gorilla tourism

    Gorilla-tracking tourist activities in Uganda's Bwindi national park generate critical revenue for conservation, but local benefits from tourism are limited and the illegal use of the park's resources continues. This project will develop and test new community-based tourism products and services that improve local skills and job opportunities, and the long-term prospects for the park

    25 May 2016 | Project | Biodiversity
  •  'Imagine Bwindi', by Ugandan musician Richard Kawesa, is expected to reach thousands of people, from local communities living around Bwindi to policymakers (Photo: PCI Media Impact)

    'Imagine Bwindi' music video launched on World Wildlife Day

    A music video, 'Imagine Bwindi', celebrates the wildlife of Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and highlights the links between the park and local communities

    3 March 2015 | News | Biodiversity
  • A family guards their crops from wild animals on the boundary of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Photo: Mariel Harrison)

    Conservation works better with social justice

    Poverty threatens wildlife conservation despite widespread efforts to integrate conservation and development so that local communities benefit. So what's going wrong? Our research suggests it's social justice that's missing.

    20 August 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda.

    Uganda: Can a gorilla park deliver more benefits to local people?

    A project aims to help poorer members of the community receive more benefits from a national gorilla park in Uganda through research and by advocating for change with national and local authorities.

    26 July 2013 | Blog | Biodiversity
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