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Why Responsible Tourism Is the Key to Saving the Mountain Gorilla

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Gorilla trekking has not only become a vital conservation fund-raising tool--in Uganda, gorilla tourism contributes approximately 80% of the national wildlife authority's overall budget, thereby financing the bulk of wildlife and habitat conservation acros

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Teresa W. (760)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 3:13 am
thank you

Elena Bonati (35)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 3:43 am
Noted. Thank you.

Christeen Anderson (648)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 4:04 am
Thanks for sharing this information with us.

Edo R. (71)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 4:51 am
Thanks for sharing Cal!

Winn Adams (218)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 7:12 am

Alexandra Rodda (178)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 7:58 am
Long live the Mountain Gorillas. If it takes responsible Gorilla tourism to keep them alive, so be it.

Natasha Salgado (662)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 8:09 am
Such magnificent animals...a real pity the bushmeat trade is wiping them out--literally. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for them! Thx Cal

pam w. (138)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 8:32 am
I'm not hopeful but we have to do something to convince each and every Rweandan and Ugandan that preservation of these animals and their habitat is critically important.

Ioana B. (132)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 9:06 am

Michael Kirkby (90)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 9:18 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 9:36 am
noted, thanks

Birgitta S. (206)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 10:17 am
Intersting this is; Thank you Cal ~

magdika cecilia Perez (131)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 12:39 pm
thank you

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 1:25 pm
If they can absorb the fact that they are worth more ALIVE than dead, it will be a great thing for these incredibly awesome Mountain Gorillas! Noted with hope. Thanks Cal. Lots of good postings today, as usual :-))

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 2:16 pm
Thank you! (n, p, t)

Nimue Pendragon (323)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 4:19 pm

Lisa Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 5:12 pm
Shared on FB.

Christine Stewart (133)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 5:55 pm
RESPONSIBLE tourism being the key phrase. Humans can make gorillas sick with our germs, so tourists really should wear surgical style masks. Also, we need to make sure that it is the local people who benefit from being hired as guides and workers for the tourists- as someone else already said- make the gorillas worth more alive than dead, and they will be protected!

Connie O. (47)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 7:08 pm
I fully agree with Christine Stewart.

Connie O. (47)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 7:09 pm
A very good article. TY

Jason S. (50)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 8:07 pm
Good posting, thanks

Jason S. (50)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 8:08 pm
Good posting, thanks

Danuta Watola (1255)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 3:41 am

Lynn Squance (234)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 5:36 pm
Isn`t it amazing what the almighty dollar can accomplish! Don`t kill the animals because they bring in tourist dollars and are more valuable to the local economy alive than dead. Sometimes greed can be good.
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