In the kingdom of gorillas: fragile species in a dangerous land

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Simon & Schuster,
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"In 1978, when Bill Weber and Amy Vedder arrived in Rwanda to study mountain gorillas with Dian Fossey, the gorilla population was teetering toward extinction. Poaching was rampant, but it was loss of habitat that most endangered the gorillas. When yet another slice of the Parc des Volcans in the Virunga Mountains was targeted for development, Weber and Vedder recognized that the gorillas were doomed unless something was done to save their land. Over Fossey's objections, they helped found the Mountain Gorilla Project. The MGP was designed to educate Rwandans about the gorillas and about the importance of conservation, while at the same time establishing an ecotourism project - one of the first anywhere in a rainforest - to bring desperately needed revenue to Rwanda. Weber and Vedder realized that Rwandans were bearing the full cost of saving the gorillas while receiving none of the benefit; the MGP would change that formula and help to meet local people's needs." "In the Kingdom of Gorillas introduces readers to the world of mountain gorillas. Through the authors we come to know entire families of gorillas, from powerful silverback patriarchs, who fiercely protect their territory and their families, to helpless newborn infants, cradled in their mother's embrace. Weber and Vedder take us with them as they slog through the rain-soaked mountain forests, observing the gorillas at rest and at play, eating, grooming, and preparing their nightly nests. They tell us about the gorillas they recognized and came to know as individuals, stories both tragic and joyful. They describe a landscape that was heaven one day, green hell the next. And they tell of their discovery of the terrible and mysterious events surrounding Fossey's murder."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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ils:.b19678289BookBooksEnglishSimon & Schuster, [2001]384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
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subject_facetGorilla -- Rwanda
Wildlife conservation -- Rwanda
title_displayIn the kingdom of gorillas : fragile species in a dangerous land
title_fullIn the kingdom of gorillas : fragile species in a dangerous land / Bill Weber and Amy Vedder
title_shortIn the kingdom of gorillas
title_subfragile species in a dangerous land
Wildlife conservation