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Uganda: the human story behind gorilla tourism

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In 2014, the Oscar-nominated documentary Virunga exposed the threat to gorillas in Congo, but in neighbouring Uganda the Batwa – who have shared forests with mountain gorillas for generations – face a struggle for survival. The creation of national parks has seen tourism boom, though the Batwa have been forcibly evicted from their land. Now, charities are calling for community tourism projects to help the Batwa benefit from the money being made in what used to be their home  Continue Reading

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