The Story of Mountain Gorilla Tourism

The case of the endangered mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a dramatic and well-documented example of the use of tourism as a tool for conservation. This case study first describes the status of mountain gorillas, from their discovery by Europeans in 1902 to their precipitous population decline revealed by a 1978 census over seven decades later. It will then describe Rwanda’s introduction of a pioneering tourism program in 1979 that helped to reverse the mountain gorilla population decline.

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Case Study: The Story of Mountain Gorilla Tourism

Author: C. Rogers

   

The Story of Mountain Gorilla Tourism: Finding a Place for Endangered Species in a Human-Dominated Landscape


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