In the Kingdom of Gorillas: The Quest to Save Rwanda's Mountain Gorillas (Google eBook)
When Bill Weber and Amy Vedder arrived in Rwanda to study mountain gorillas with Dian Fossey, the gorilla population was teetering toward extinction. Poaching was rampant, but it was loss of habitat that most endangered the gorillas. Weber and Vedder realized that the gorillas were doomed unless something was done to save their forest home. Over Fossey's objections, they helped found the Mountain Gorilla Project, which would inform Rwandans about the gorillas and the importance of conservation, while at the same time establishing an ecotourism project -- one of the first anywhere in a rainforest -- to bring desperately needed revenue to Rwanda.
In the Kingdom of Gorillas introduces readers to entire families of gorillas, from powerful silverback patriarchs to helpless newborn infants. Weber and Vedder take us with them as they slog through the rain-soaked mountain forests, observing the gorillas at rest and at play. Today the population of mountain gorillas is the highest it has been since the 1960s, and there is new hope for the species' fragile future even as the people of Rwanda strive to overcome ethnic and political differences.
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Excellent! Excellent! Wish I was there :)
Review: In the Kingdom of Gorillas: Fragile Species in a Dangerous LandUser Review - Matthew - Goodreads
After hearing Weber and Vedder give a fascinating talk at the American Museum of Natural History, it was only a matter of finding the time to read their account of working with endangered Mountain ... Read full review
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