The population of the mountain gorillas has greatly increased in number and this has greatly helped in attracting more people to come for gorilla trekking safaris to Uganda, which in return has helped in increasing the revenues of the country hence developing the tourism sector.
Uganda Wildlife Authority which is the body responsible for the conservation and preservation of the mountain gorillas has worked so hard to protect these endangered species. Mountain gorillas live in only three places, and they are Bwindi impenetrable national park in Uganda, and others live in volcanoes national park and also in Virunga national park, all these have greatly attracted many gorilla tracking safaris.
There are over 100 mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park and these have been conserved and preserved by the park management which has helped in increasing the number of gorilla safaris to Uganda. The local people have been encouraged to protect the mountain gorillas which has helped in maintaining their numbers.
The minister for Tourism has greatly encouraged the people to conserve the mountain gorillas since it’s the main source of exchange revenues to the country. Therefore Uganda wildlife authority has greatly put in efforts to help in protecting the mountain gorillas since they have greatly improved the tourism sector in Uganda and also increased gorilla trekking tours.