Is Gorilla trekking ethical? Some of the traveler/ tourists ask them sleeves of this question as I would like to know if gorilla trekking is right or wrong before they book their gorilla trekking safaris to Uganda or Rwanda. The last research and census of mountain gorillas in 2018 disclosed that the number of mountain Gorillas in the world is increased to 1000 and thus making the mountain gorillas not endangered, also this means that the numbers are containing to increase as there are new born that were not considered.
Uganda, Rwanda and Congo receive tourists every year will to do gorilla trekking as the back bone of their tourism industries is Gorilla trekking and this first of all explains how the activity is right and acceptable, the question about how righteous is gorilla trekking is mostly asked by real conservationists but the below information shows how gorilla trekking is helping.
Mountain gorillas and Gorilla trekking as an activity gives gorilla continuity in existence as the love tourists have toward mountain gorillas in the natural setting, keeps the respective countries that habit mountain Gorillas in their forests to keep them for generations since the number is just growing and it is a source of foreign revenue.
Rare the governments recklessly look at conserving such animals but through buying gorilla trekking permits of USD600 but with effect from 1st July 2020 will be at USD700 per person per trek in Uganda and USD1500 per person per trek in Rwanda, the body is able to collect funds from the tourists and facilitate the conservations process which means that gorilla trekking is a self-help project.
Gorilla trekking is very ethical when it is done in a righteous path, with this I mean if tourists follow the do’s and don’ts/ rules and regulations of gorilla trekking as regulated by the government, in this we can protect and conserve the mountain gorillas for generations, we can as well curb the extinction of our close relatives for our grandchildren to trek them as well.
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