52) One aspect of conservation which can create an income for the local people, and still preserve gorilla groups, is tourism. Here a group of visitors watch a gorilla family. When the local human population sees the economic benefits of leaving an area in a wild state, conservation projects are more likely to be effective.
Notes: In the foreground a group of tourists watch a group of mountain gorillas, including a large silverback male in center.
Questions to think about: How do wild animals become habituated to the presence of humans? Is this always a good thing?
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