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Video: How tourism is helping Rwanda’s gorillas, ex-poachers

© FRANCE 24 I Gorilla in Rwanda's National Volcano Park

Text by Thaïs BROUCK

Latest update : 2014-07-29

Rwanda’s National Volcano Park, home of the endangered mountain gorilla, has actively recruited former poachers to work in the booming ecotourism trade.

A percentage of fees paid by tourists eager to see Rwanda’s mountain gorillas go into community projects helping former poachers find alternative sources of income in harmony with the protection of the environment.

Click on the video above to watch the report by FRANCE 24’s Thaïs Brouck.
 

Date created : 2014-07-29

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