Summary Paper Jason Jorgenson 199-001-797 gorilla Warfare The fate of Africas rarest apes hinges on battles over their territory as well as their taxonomy Gorilla Warfare, Craig B. Stanford, The Sciences, Jul/Aug 1999, pp.18-23. Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, three of the most arsonist nations in Africa, are also home to some of Africas rarest apes. move high in the Virunga volcanoes is the last surviving population of mint gorillas, or as they are officially known, Gorilla gorilla beringei. Only 600 of these easygoing, extremely shy herbivores remain. Craig Stanford, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles examines the factors which will ultimately rootle down the fate of these magnificent creatures. (Stanford studies gorillas and chimpanzees at a encampment in Bwindi-Impenetrable Park.) Made famous by the 1988 movie Gorillas in the Mist, the mountain gorilla became a major tourist attract ion, a fact which was non ignored by the Ugandan government. Soon, gorilla touristry in the Virunga volcanoes was that countrys second highest source of revenue, after coffee. Stanford goes on to excuse how the governments of these countries were interested in preserving the gorillas because they were such an important source of revenue. When insurgent soldiers kidnapped and killed several(prenominal) tourists, however, the gorilla tourism obviously took a devastating blow.
Without the revenue, the governments do not feel as strongly about cheer the great apes. It is of particular interest to Albertans to read of the involvement of Stanfords colleague, Mitch. Mitch is from thre e Hills, Alberta, and was one of the six tou! rists to survive the kidnapping of fourteen tourists in Buhoma. Mitch has since returned to Uganda, working for the International Gorilla Conservation Programme in Kabale. Stanford reports that, although their political troubles run very deep, representatives from Congo, Rwanda... If you want to get a full essay, order it on our website: OrderEssay.net
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