Local economic development through “pro-poor” gorilla tourism in Uganda
Host Country Institutions:
DESCRIPTION: This project will work with local people and established tour operators to develop and test new “pro-poor” products and services that have the potential to increase local revenue from tourism around Bwindi Forest in Uganda, thus contributing to poverty alleviation, improving attitudes to conservation and reducing threats to gorillas.
PURPOSE: Gorilla-based tourism generates increased benefits for poor people living around Bwindi Forest and thus improves local support for the park and for conservation.
Related Projects: Research to policy - building capacity for conservation through poverty alleviation
, NBSAPs 2.0: From Policy to Practice