Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Enter at your own risk!
Uncontrolled hunting, destruction of its forest habitat and capture for the illegal pet trade, however, have led to a dramatic decline in gorilla numbers.
Despite these dire predictions, ground-breaking work by conservation groups like WWF has seen the population grow from 624 in 1989 to over 700 today.
They are not out of the woods yet.
The International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP), a partnership of three international organizations - African Wildlife Foundation, Fauna & Flora International and WWF - ensures the conservation of mountain gorillas and their forest habitat in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda by working with the protected area authorities of the three countries where mountain gorillas occur.