Mountain Gorilla Project

Mountain Gorilla Project

Amy Vedder is most famous for starting the Mountain Gorilla Project with her husband, Bill Weber.  Originally the forest homes of the gorillas in Rwanda were going to be destroyed and turned into cattle grazing pastures.  When Amy heard news of this, she immediately went to the Rwandan government and proposed a different plan.  The plan was called the Mountain Gorilla Project and it was composed of three main ideas: increase protection of forests and gorilla habitats, inform and educate Rwandans about conservation, and bring in revenue by centralizing tourism around the gorillas.  Here is a video of Bill Weber explaining the Mountain Gorilla Project-

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