Gorilla trekking has become the unofficial example of how this conservation method can work. Gorilla trekking is making headlines, changing conservation, and saving gorillas.
The mountain gorillas, a considerably larger cousin to the lowland gorillas, are the largest primate on earth. Through deforestation and development, their habitat has been restricted to two parks: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, and Virunga National Park in Rwanda. They are numbered at less than 900 left living.
So what Gorilla trekking is a way for travelers to see some of this incredibly rare and beautiful animal in the wild.