How to Save The Gorillas in Africa : The gorillas have gained popularity over the years with the efforts of dian Fossey who started the gorilla habituation process in Rwanda which later on led to gorilla trekking in Africa to become one of the major tourism activities that you can take part in for rewarding Rwanda safaris in Africa when you visit the destinations where you can take part in gorilla trekking in Africa. In Africa there are two gorilla species the eastern gorilla and the western gorillas that are subdivided into two the eastern gorillas have the mountain gorillas and the eastern lowland gorillas and the western gorillas are subdivided into the western lowland gorillas and the cross river gorillas.

The most famous gorilla species today are the mountain gorillas that can be seen when you participate in gorilla trekking in Rwanda which will lead you to volcanoes national park where you will access the habituated Rwanda gorilla families when you hike the Virunga mountains. You can also participate in gorilla trekking in Virunga national park and gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park and gorilla trekking in Mgahinga national park, the Senkwenkwe gorilla orphanage where you will access the mountain gorillas.

Another famous gorilla types are the lowland gorillas in Congo that can be seen when you take part in gorilla trekking in kahuzi biega national park. There have been reported cases of poaching in Africa where a number of gorillas in the different national parks have been poached for reasons like the need for gorilla parts, the need for gorilla meat but with this it has put a strain on the efforts of the different tourism boards to promote the sustainability of gorillas for future generations. With the increased levels of poaching, the governments of different countries have come up with many measures on how to save the gorillas in Africa from going extinct and some of the measures include;

Maintain the space

While participating in gorilla trekking in gorilla trekking in Africa, you will take part in a briefing session where you will get to be briefed the rules and regulations to follow when you get to the habituated gorilla families which may include staying 7 metres to avoid getting in close contact with the gorillas so as to avoid spreading viruses to the gorillas. The gorillas are quite vulnerable species that can easily contract a number of diseases which can be a problem to their sustainability therefore maintain a distance away from the gorillas so as to save the gorillas from the viruses that can decrease their numbers.

How to Save The Gorillas in Africa
Gorilla Trekking in Africa

Support the local communities

One of the major reasons why gorillas are poached is because of the local communities living below the poverty levels which has attracted a number of locals to participate in poaching which brings in much more income compared to their activities live small scale subsistence farming, small scale fishing. Once you support the local communities by setting up a number of projects that will help them to benefit and earn a living for instance in the national parks in Uganda, the locals are given a percentage from the park entrance fees to help benefit the society and also help to run a number of rural projects which has helped to avoid poaching in the parks.

Trekking the gorillas

You should participate in gorilla trekking in Africa as a way to save the gorillas in Africa. While participating in gorilla trekking the money accumulated from the activities is used to protect the gorillas by hiring rangers that will help to protect the gorillas as they carry out the different patrols in the park which has helped to recover a number of infants that may have been captured by smugglers and poachers and with this it has enabled to protect the already existing gorilla populations in Africa.


There are a number of donation funds that have also saved the numbers of gorillas in Africa for instance the gorilla fund in volcanoes national park continues receiving donations from people all over the world interested in protecting the mountain gorillas in Rwanda and this has led to a number of services like regular patrols to avoid poaching to be carried out, research has also been carried out to protect the gorillas from getting a number of virus, there is  a team of rangers that helps to remove snares in the park that are used to trap the gorillas and this has helped to avoid the gorillas from being exposed to threats that  may decrease their numbers in the wild.

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