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Mountain Gorillas Return to Mgahinga

Mountain Gorillas Return to Mgahinga


Mgahinga: Tracking at Mgahinga had been suspended in early 2005 after the resident family moved to a territory in Rwanda. The group has returned in July 2007 from their long ‘exile’ across the border in Rwanda’s Parc de Volcanoes.

The group continues to move between the three countries that share the border. Many of the gorillas in that border transcending ecosystem, nestled in the triangle between Congo DR, Rwanda and Uganda, migrate across international borders. The main body of the habituated group is now back in Uganda while only some females reportedly still lingering on the Rwandan side of the park.

This development allows Uganda Wildlife Authority to once again sell gorilla tracking permits for the Mgahinga and relieve some of the pressure on Bwindi. These permits are only sold on the day for tracking from the office of UWA in Kisoro.

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