The Forest that Gorillas have Made

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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in southwestern Uganda, just on the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is a ‘place full of darkness’ as its name suggests in the local Runyankole-Rukiga dialect. It is home to a variety of interesting fauna and flora, including the endangered mountain gorillas, that are part of the about 1000 Gorilla beringei beringei that exist on the planet earth. While the expansion of human settlements and agriculture continues to cut wide swaths through many forests in Uganda, not so much degradation has happened to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest since 1932, when gazetting of this rainforest commenced officially to pave way for conservation of endangered Gorillas. Evidently, by conserving the mountain gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest was protected. This Big Gorilla Story was made in partnership with the Pulitzer rainforest fund.

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