5 Minutes On | How Uganda saved the mountain gorilla (PODCAST)

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In 1979 Sir David Attenborough visited a family of mountain gorillas in Rwanda, and he described it as a truly unique experience. But he also said it was tinged with sadness, because he feared he may have been seeing the last of their kind.

Since then, there’s been a remarkable turn around in the mountain gorilla population in Rwanda, Uganda and The Democratic Republic of Congo. It’s a rare good news story when it comes to the environment, and an example to the rest the world of how to preserve biodiversity. But it’s taken a lot of work, time, and not to mention vast sums of money. So how did they do it? And what can the rest of the world learn from their success?

For 5 Minutes On, the BBC’s Climate Editor Justin Rowlatt has been to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda to see first hand how they’ve saved the mountain gorilla from extinction.

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