A beautiful baby gorilla in bwindi impenetrable national park
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Combined with the 400 mountain gorillas recorded in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
in 2011, it brings the total estimated population to 1,004.
Combined with the latest published figures from the gorillas only other home, Ugandas Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
, the overall population is 1,004.FOREST COVERThe last survey in 2010 found just 786 of this critically endangered eastern gorilla sub-species, of which 480 were in Virunga.In happier news, popular American TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who was in Rwanda recently and tracked the apes, took time to kick off the building of a gorilla research centre named the The Ellen DeGeneres Campus.
The good reason was an amazing off-road route through the incredibly lush Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
and the Queen Elizabeth National Park.
When Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
was formed in 1991, the Batwa people were evicted from their forest home; they became "conservation refugees," and today most live in abject poverty around the park edges.
The first is found on the Virunga mountains of thethree countries and the second in Bwindi Impenetrable national Park
Uganda's tourism department said, 'The increase in the population of mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
is testimony to the sound natural resource management policies that are being implemented in the protected areas.
Also acclaimed was the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
, voted "Africa's No.
A tiny village located inside Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
, Buhoma marks the starting point of gorilla tracking, and the only possible mean to spot gorillas in the wild.
Mountain gorillas currently live within protected areas along the common borders of three countries: Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda), Virunga National Park (Democratic Republic of Congo), and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
(both in Uganda).
Years of protecting southwest Uganda's mountain gorillas nearly unraveled four years ago when the gorillas began to destroy farm crops outside Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
, leading villagers in nearby Nkuringo to kill some of the endangered apes.