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Mountain gorillas: The ripple effect of conservation

Justin Rowlatt finds out what gorilla conservation can teach us about protecting other species.


'The secret of this success? Dr Gladys Kalema Zikusoka was the Uganda Wildlife Authority's first vet in 1995, then she set up the charity Conservation Through Public Health. Perhaps surprisingly, she says, carefully managed tourism has been crucial.'

'"Tourism really does help wild animals if it is done right." But only, she clarifies, if the income from tourism really does flow into the local community.'


Source: www.bbc.com