The Government of Rwanda, through the Rwanda Development Board and in collaboration with conservation partners, the private sector and local communities, has achieved remarkable success in protecting and growing the endangered mountain gorilla
population and conserving its habitat.
"The biggest threat to the mountain gorilla
population would be a new and highly contagious disease, because that would be very hard to control," Williamson told Reuters.
4 KIBALE, UGANDA WE SHARE 98.5% of genes with chimps, and their dexterity for mountain gorilla
in Rwanda using tools is remarkably human.
"The mountain gorillas
are the main attraction in Rwanda as they are unique.
Community involvement is helping ensure the survival of Rwanda's mountain gorillas
are amongst the most endangered species on the planet but it is not as expensive or difficult as you may think to view these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat.
We thank the Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature and the Rwanda I ievelopment Board (Antoine Mudakikwa) for permission to care for confiscated Grauer's and mountain gorillas
and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund for orphan gorilla management cooperation.
Discover how they cope in this exploration of what the future holds for the remaining last few hundred mountain gorillas
Fossey was found murdered in her cabin in Rwanda in 1985 after she fought a long battle to protect mountain gorillas
Desperate to boost an economy battered by more than a decade of war, officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo are considering a new law that would allow oil companies to drill inside the country's national parks--including in regions that are home to endangered mountain gorillas
Recent statistics show that the population of Uganda's mountain gorillas
has grown to 400, from 302 in 2006.
To answer the question I went on a backbreaking journey to the heart of Africa, in search for one of the last surviving mountain gorillas