Gorilla Conservation

Gorilla Conservation

Gorilla Conservation

For many people, the opportunity to volunteer with Mountain Gorillas is an unforgettable experience. Seeing these incredible apes in the wild will simply take your breath away: with their social nature, impressive stature and notable intelligence, it is no wonder that this species is so highly revered.

Sadly, it is estimated that fewer than 900 Mountain Gorillas remain, placing them on the IUCN's Red List. Although numbers have increased in recent years, they still face major threats due to poaching, deforestation, and the appalling bushmeat trade. It is for these reasons that gorilla conservation must continue to be a key focus for wildlife enthusiasts worldwide.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where The Great Projects gorilla trekking tours take place, is home to around half of the world's population of Mountain Gorillas (the other half being located in neighbouring Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.) With that in mind, the chance of seeing these most majestic of animals is higher here than anywhere else on earth. To observe this incredible animal is a once in a lifetime thrill, and an opportunity that should not be missed by either conservationists or lovers of the great outdoors.

Responsible gorilla tours are the best way to do this as you will get to observe the Great Apes in their natural environment, without interfering with their routines and lifestyles. If you would like to get involved in a gorilla conservation project, why not consider this for your next trip abroad and let us help you plan an amazing gorilla trekking experience in Uganda!

Volunteer with Gorillas

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Enjoy the thrill of Gorilla Trekking on this gorilla conservation project in Uganda

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Gorilla Conservation Information

Gorillas At A Glance

Endangered Status
Endangered Status


Numbers Remaining
Number remaining in the wild


Endemic Region
Endemic Region