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Moyini, Yakobo and Uwimbabazi, B. 2000. Analysis of the Economic Significance of Gorilla Tourism in Uganda. International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) http://www.mountaingorillas.org/files/ourwork/Economics%20of%20Gorilla%20Tourism%20in%20Uganda.pdf (accessed October 4, 2006)
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Economic impacts of Gorilla tourism in Uganda
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Gorilla tourism in Uganda is primarily taking place in the Mgabinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and represents one of the main destinations for wildlife tourism in the country. Estimations of the national and community level economic impacts in Uganda, based on a full capacity of 8760 tourists per year and expenditures of USD 874 were calculated to present the direct impacts, the indirect (secondary support activities) and induced (increased spending among local beneficiaries). Currently only small shares of the impacts are benefiting the communities at the sites.