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How Ecotourism Can Save Both Gabon?s Forests and its Gorillas

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How Ecotourism Can Save Both Gabon?s Forests and its Gorillas

Short | 03:12

In Gabon, a local group of conservationists are sowing the seeds of ecotourism. Their goal is to finance the protection of not just the local gorillas, but also the rain forest itself.

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    Jul 29
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    • 12:00am
    Jul 30

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A race is on to save Gabon's Moukalaba-Doudou National Park and the silverback gorillas that call it home. This area was once protected by a thriving oil industry, but now the logging industry is poised to move in. Ecotourism could be the only way to prevent the trees from coming down, but a team of conservationists needs to make the gorillas tolerant of humans first. Follow them as they get up-close with the gorillas, study their moves, and journey to war-torn Central African Republic to learn the secrets of successful gorilla habituation.

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