The making and conserving of the Mountain Gorilla Home

In 1932, the Bwindi forest in southwestern Uganda was gazetted as a forest reserve to conserve the mountain gorillas.

It was later gazetted to a national park in 1991 and in 1994, it was declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site.

What would have happened to this impenetrable forest and the endangered mountain gorillas that live in it, if it had not been gazetted a forest reserve, a national park, and a UNESCO natural World Heritage site? We asked this question to Jonathan Baranga, professor of wildlife and zoology that campaigned for the formation of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

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