2018 Uganda Mountain Gorilla Census Bwindi Forest-Mgahinga gorilla, Uganda has currently carried out a mountain gorilla census (gorilla counting in Uganda) for both Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park undertaken by Uganda Wildlife Authority using researchers and other experts, Uganda last carried out mountain gorilla census in 2010.
Uganda Gorilla census (Uganda gorilla counting) of the most endangered species mountain gorillas kick off early this year in the forests of Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla Park to establish the current exact number of mountain gorillas in the Country because over the years there newborn babies which are not counted. The current mountain gorilla census going on in Uganda covers both habituated gorillas and non habituated gorillas in Bwindi forest and Mgahinga.
Gorillas are only found in Uganda, Rwanda, and DR-Congo, gorillas are critically highly endangered primate species, and this means that they face an extreme risk in their natural habitat of extinction in the wild.
The number of mountain gorilla population is rising because there are few new babies in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park both parks are located in South Western Uganda near Rwanda and Congo, Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda and Virunga National Park of DR-Congo but there also still some poaching activities more especially on Congo side, some human-related diseases, human encroachment on protected area and many civil wars on Congo side has had a big impact on mountain gorilla population.
The last census which was conducted in 2011 indicates that the mountain gorillas population was 480 individuals from three countries Uganda, Rwanda, and DR-Congo gorilla protected areas and it was established that more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas population live in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and also Bwindi forest has more habituated gorilla families/groups than any other gorilla park making Bwindi forest the best place for gorilla trekking experience, Kisoro Tours Uganda is always at your disposal for any information you may need to know about gorilla trekking tours in any of the mountain gorilla trekking destinations.
Gorilla census in Bwindi is contacted by Uganda Wildlife Authority, Uganda gorilla census is meant to improve Uganda conservation’s that brings in foreign exchange than any other industry in Uganda, as I mentioned above Uganda is home to more than half of the world’s mountain gorilla population in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in Kisoro area, Kanugu, Rubanda and Kabale of the southwestern region of Uganda.