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East Africa: Climate Change Puts Mountain Gorillas At Risk - Responsible Tourism Can Help

A new report lists Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, one of only two mountain gorilla habitats on earth, among World Heritage sites at risk from climate change. The report, produced by UNEP, UNESCO, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, identified top tourism sites throughout the world that are threatened by climate change.

The world's 880 remaining mountain gorillas are located in Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Less than half of the gorillas reside in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The majority live in the Virunga Mountains, which extend into Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park.

Dmitri Markine

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