Why Mountain Gorillas are Important
Have you ever asked yourself the reason Why Mountain Gorillas are Important to the tourism fraternity in East Africa while on an Uganda gorilla tour? Mountain Gorillas are unique wild animals endemic to the two habitats of Bwindi forest and Virunga massif. With Uganda gorilla safaris and gorilla tours in Rwanda becoming popular every other year, many wonders why mountain gorillas are important.
Just like any other wild animals, mountain gorillas are important in the ecosystem and play a very important role. Without these giants, that eat lots of vegetation, the natural balance in the food chain would be disrupted.
Without consumption of large amounts of vegetation by mountain gorillas, this could negatively affect other wildlife in the area, and ultimately the people who depend on that environment for food, water, and other resources. Here is why mountain gorillas are important;
Reasons Why Mountain Gorillas are Important
Ecotourism: Mountain gorilla primates have played a very vital role in promoting ecotourism as many tourists plan Uganda gorilla tour to go gorilla trekking in Africa.
There are only 4 national parks that host mountain gorillas and these are Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in Congo.
To trek and see mountain gorilla in any of the national parks, tourists must pay a cost for a gorilla trekking permit. From the gorilla permit, individuals like conservationists, park rangers, and all persons involved in the conservation of mountain gorillas gain a living.
Balance in the ecosystem: Gorillas play an important role in balancing the ecosystem by activities like eating lots of vegetation and dispersing seeds throughout the forest.
They also create places where seedlings can grow and replenish the forest. Dispersing seeds through the forest is vital to other animals that share their habitat as well as humans.
This also is what the forest relies on to sustain regrowth of their environment.
Development of local society: With the cost from the gorilla trekking permits, individuals from the surrounding societies gain and develop from the proceeds.
With the existence of mountain gorilla, proceeds from tours help people from the neighboring societies gain infrastructures like schools, hospitals, and other developmental properties.
Mountain gorilla trekking is such a memorable experience and with the fact that mountain gorillas are important to the ecosystem and persons living around the parks, having a great experience and helping in conservation is worth it.
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The 3-Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi Uganda Tour takes you to the rolling hills and Impenetrable forests of Southwestern Uganda that are inhabited by the very rare Mountain Gorillas.
The 3-days Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi Uganda Tour takes off from Kampala and makes two stopovers at the Equator and Igongo cultural center and then finally Bwindi Impenetrable national park. The 3 days Gorilla Safari Uganda Tour is your Ideal Gorilla tracking experience.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park habitats 19 mountain gorilla families accounting for over 51% of the world’s total number of the only remaining critically endangered mountain gorillas in the world.
Included in this 3 days Uganda gorilla safari to Bwindi impenetrable national park are the gorilla trekking permit, transportation fees, guide fees, meals, and accommodation for all the days you going to be on this amazing Uganda gorilla tour. Read More Here
The 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is has located in southwestern Uganda with a magnificent verdant swathe across the steep ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley. This ancient rainforest is one of the few in Africa to have flourished and a home to half of the world’s endangered population of mountain gorillas.
Apart from Mountain gorilla trekking, the park boasts of 90 mammal species, including 11 primates and prominent bird species. It is a treasure chest of flora and fauna with four gorilla groups currently available to be visited by only six persons per group on a daily basis. However, strict rules have to be followed to prevent behavioral disturbances and transmission of diseases. View Details Here