Have you ever wanted to witness gorillas in their natural environment? If so, you should definitely consider jetting off on a gorilla holiday with The Great Projects for your next adventure! Gorilla volunteer holidays are the best way to view gorillas responsibly in their indigenous habitat, and we offer this experience of a lifetime in the vast forests of Uganda.
You will trek through lush forests in search of these amazing creatures, and we are sure you will be surprised by their uncanny likeness to humans and fascinated by their interactions with each other. Using all that you learn during your guided gorilla treks, you will then help to educate local communities about how best to preserve these great apes.
Gorilla populations have suffered a decline in recent years, due to disease, hunting, conflict with humans and habitat loss. Action must be taken if we want to provide gorillas with a sustainable future for generations to come, and your participation on a gorilla conservation holiday will contribute to this through both monetary donations included in the price of your holiday, along with community participation.
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The 4 species of gorilla that exist today are all listed as critically endangered.
There are approximately just 880 Mountain gorillas alive today, which has improved over recent years, but this number is still far from sustainable. Sadly, there are just 200-300 Cross River gorillas making them the most endangered out of the 4.
Population numbers for both the Eastern and Western lowland gorillas are unknown. Civil unrest surrounding their habitat has made it far too dangerous to carry out a census of the species. However, scientists believe there has been a decline of roughly 50% in the population of Eastern and Western lowland gorillas since the mid-1990s.
Gorillas face many threats on a daily basis, which are primarily the result of human interference. Some of these threats include: