Participants in gorilla conservation projects are needed to fight the threats of extinction for these primates. Volunteer with gorillas and you could ultimately be helping the local ecosystems of the area by keeping these species alive and well. Current threats include hunting, trapping, farming violations, commercial logging, construction work in the wild and the illegal trading of bush meat.
Most gorilla conservation projects are hosted in Africa, particularly Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon. These places are home to an abundance of natural beauty and some of the rarest animals on the planet. A particularly unique species of gorilla that needs your help is the mountain gorilla. With less than 900 remaining in the wild living in just a few African countries, the largest living primates on earth are now in danger of extinction.
Volunteers on gorilla conservation projects might be involved in gorilla tracking, educational projects or even tree planting. There might even be opportunities to get involved with community workshops, teaching the locals new and exciting conservation techniques. If you would like to get involved with a gorilla conservation project check out our product listings.
Come face-to-face with the enchanting gorillas of Southern Uganda
Get up, close and personal with one of the world’s most iconic apes - the endangered mountain gorilla - in the lush rainforests of Uganda’s stunning Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
5 weeks community volunteering with street children and youth groups in Kigali + 1 week trekking with silver back gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. Applications for 2017 now open!
Immerse yourself in a welcoming rural community in the green mountains of south west Uganda, home to endangered mountain gorillas. Help educate communities and conserve this amazing species.