How Does Gorilla Trekking Benefit the Gorillas – Gorilla Safari Destination –Uganda, Rwanda & Congo
How does gorilla trekking benefit the gorillas; Gorilla trekking as an activity is best way to see gorillas in their nature inhabitants, which has played a great role in a safety of benefiting the gorillas lives that are still existing in the world .An activity that pushes a visitor to buy a gorilla permit in matter of participating into a trek and pays the money to the government body which is responsible for protection of the park ,through paying the park authorities trekking excursions contributes to gorilla conservation by helping to fund the management of the reserve ,in monitoring of the mountain gorillas and the salaries of rangers patrolling the forests to protect the mountain gorillas from being poached.
Whatever support by the visitor to the local communities around, during your safari stay in local lodges, hire local operator, participate in local activities and eat in local establishments, just know your creating healthier communities in and around the national parks that provides safe paradise for the mountain gorillas in East African’s rainforest and Virunga mountains. That is, Gorilla trekking in Uganda can be done in two popular parks Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla national park both located in the southwestern Uganda region, Virunga national park in Democratic Republic of Congo and Volcanoes National park.
The more tourists continue to flock into the park for gorilla trekking they are benefiting the gorillas because tourists can’t go for this activity without paying for a permit and the money paid is to reserve the conservation forest which is home resident for mountain gorillas. More so, the same amount used to pay for the researchers, doctors and scientists who usually visits them to check on their immunity and through vaccinating to suspected sick gorillas in order not to affect other health gorillas.
More benefits of gorilla trekking tourism to Uganda, Rwanda and Congo
The money paid for gorilla trekking permits help to provide safety of the endangered mountain gorillas thus increasing revenue collected by the governing body of those recognized counties. Like Uganda revenue collected by the ‘’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority through selling of Gorilla permits to visitors. The revenue collected is used to develop the park community welfare, pay park rangers. In other words, gorilla tourism has also helped in the provision of jobs to the tour guides, safari trackers, Gorilla lodges as well as hotel attendants many more.
Employments and Revenue; Gorilla tourism has helped to develop into the main center for employment of the local community. The ecotourism has also benefited the gorilla tourism since all the parks are gazette. In so doing, the income generated from gorilla tourism provides maintenance of the national parks.
Gorilla tourism generates also to local revenue and employments to the local communities, lodging facilities have been built in those national parks and it has created jobs to the local community through selling agricultural products and crafts to tourists on safari.
Stop poaching; Gorilla tourism in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park has helped to stop poaching. Poaching which has been led to snaring number of gorillas but it has been rescued by veterinary staff. Note, that mountain gorillas has ever died out of snaring as interventions have always been faster for those who are snared accidentally.
Due to conserving of the gorillas under protections, has led to increase to Uganda’s Bwindi gorillas with over half remaining mountain gorillas in the wild ‘’600 individuals’’ and 20 habituated gorilla families can be trekked in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park thus becoming a major stopping destination for Gorilla trekking /Tourism.
Rules and Regulations in Matter of Benefiting Gorillas;
Wash your hands before heading out for mountain gorilla trekking.
If you know your sick do not go out for trekking
Always be a good listener to your guide’s instructions in the forest
Do not eat or smoke before gorillas
Always stay in tight groups.
Keep a distance of about 7 to 8 hours away from gorillas.
Do not litter rubbish inside the park, instead go back with your rubbish.
Always allow the limited hours given to you ‘’one hours’’ to spend with gorillas.
Gorilla trekking is done in a group of eight people.
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