Cooperating nature reserves are helping both man and gorilla
Locals are also meant to profit from the new cooperation. People in the area now live in severe poverty and under difficult conditions. The project will give more people access to clean drinking water. It will also offer job opportunities and education for rangers, tourism and park management. The growth of tourism should lead to more income and more peace and stability in the area.
The WNF has already been active here for a long time: Since 1987, ten million trees have been planted, serving as a buffer for the National Park.