Tuesday, 31 January 2012


The government of Rwanda this Friday publicized the increment made in the prices for the gorilla permits to go track the rare mountain gorillas the country’s national parks which  are the major tourist attraction of Rwanda and come June 1, permit will be sold  $750 from $500.

According to the Rwanda Development Board, the increase in the price has comes at a time when there is considerable increase in the number of gorillas in the parks and at the same time an increase in the demand for gorilla tourism. And this therefore indicates that it is actually very important to carry on working hard enough towards conservation so as to be able to defend the environment and the exceptional species.These permits are issued to the tourists permitting them to spend some time of about an hour watching the primates, predicted to be of about 790 worldwide in total. There are so many primates in the Virunga massif that is along the border between Rwanda, DR Congo and Uganda, they are also found in Uganda, in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

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