For the news that the Uganda conservation world has been anxiously waiting for is about to arrive and prof. Ephraim Kamuntu minister of tourism in Uganda has given this part of Ugandan community a sneak pick into what everyone is hoping should be the news that the population of mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda conservation area have increased. This comes after the conclusion of a pain sticking task of carrying out a gorilla census in this park that has been going for quite some time now. During the official opening of the Third Meeting of the Parties of the Agreement on the Conservation of Gorillas and Their Habitats (Gorilla Agreement) in Entebbe, Tourism Minister Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu said “The Bwindi Impenetrable mountain gorilla population in western Uganda has increased significantly from the 2011 figures of 400,” he further added that the census results would soon be announced after genetic analysis was complete.
All this comes after a similar census was done in the Virunga massif where the results indicated a healthy growth in the population of mountain gorillas in this region where the numbers grew from the previous officially recorded figures of 480 gorillas in 2010 to a new figure of 604 gorillas and this highlights a successful conservation story that has seen these endangered gentle giants grow in numbers slowly over decades of conservation work that has been steadily going on in the Virunga ranges for quite a number of years now.
All these were shared during the Third Meeting of the Parties of the Agreement on the Conservation of Gorillas and Their Habitats (Gorilla Agreement). Or shortened as Gorilla MOP3. Gorilla MOP3 or Gorilla Agreement is a Multilateral Environmental Agreement under the umbrella of the Convention in Migratory Species (CMS) and aims to facilitate international cooperation to improve the conservation status of gorillas in all ten Range States. Angola, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda are represented at this meeting to help take stock of conservation measures undertaken for gorillas over the last eight years.
This meeting was hosted by the government of the republic of Uganda with the generous support of the Government of Luxembourg, the Third Meeting of the Parties of the Agreement on the Conservation of Gorillas and Their Habitats (Gorilla Agreement) is taking place at Imperial Golf View Hotel, Entebbe from 18 to 20 June 2019.
Would you like to undertake an Africa gorilla trekking safari? You can have you dream come true by visiting any of these 3 Africa safari countries which share the Virunga ranges and these include Rwanda Uganda and Congo.
In Rwanda, undertake a Rwanda gorilla tour by visiting the iconic Volcanoes National Park in which you will have a thrilling encounter with any of the 10 gorilla families that habituate in this park. a gorilla safari to Rwanda can be done on an incredible 1-day gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda‘s Volcanoes National Park Rwanda then experience the truly remarkable experience with gorillas here.
In Uganda, a Uganda gorilla safari leads you to the most beautiful place on the planet for 2019 as rated by CNN which is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which has 17 gorilla families that have been habituated for you to visit and spend an hour with them and if you think this wont be enough opt for the Uganda gorilla habituation safari process which gives you a whooping 4 hours with these magical beings.
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