Mountain gorillas are endangered species of apes that can only be trekked in the Virunga ranges found in between Rwanda, Congo and Uganda and then the famous Bwindi impenetrable national park in the south western part of Uganda.
Mountain gorillas were almost extinct in the 19th century there were less than 400 mountain gorillas left in the world but due to the conservation measures put in place today mountain gorillas number about 1000 in the whole world. There are many different ways in which you can get involved in saving mountain gorillas his can be seen below:
Trekking the gorillas
When trekking mountain gorillas, you will need to buy a permit and the money is used in the protection of gorillas.
Creating a awareness
Creating a awareness about the importance of protecting mountain gorillas even though you haven’t tracked them is very important as it helps in conserving gorillas.
Avoid trekking gorillas when you’re ill
Make sure not to trek the mountain gorillas when your sick because gorillas are vulnerable to human diseases that can even lead to their death if their infected.
There are various conservation organizations that you can donate money to. These organizations help in the conservation efforts of gorillas. Many clients prefer Rwanda gorilla trekking to Uganda gorilla trekking because Rwanda has better conservation efforts.
Support the local communities
In most national parks, you will always find the local people selling locally hand made crafts and other things, by buying this product they will benefit more from tourists coming to trek gorillas hence treasure the mountain gorillas and protect them.
Follow rules and regulations
While trekking gorillas it’s always advisable for tourists to follow the rules and regulations of gorilla trekking for example not getting near gorillas because their vulnerable to human diseases. You will always be required to keep a distance.
Engage in other activities
Tourists often visit the gorilla trekking parks and only do gorilla trekking yet there are a lot of tourists activities to be done like mountain climbing, golden monkey trekking. The money got through this activities is also helpful in gorilla trekking.