VIDEO, Dr. Michele Goldsmith We were approached a few months ago by Dr. Michele Goldsmith about using some still shots from our video to prepare the attached Tedx Talk. Though her views are pretty negative on the aspects of ecotourism we support especially concerning the Mountain Gorillas, we thought it important to share her message for the sake of open an honest debate. John King & Jonathan Rossouw Gorilla Forest Camp - Bwindi Nov 2011 #africa #Bwindinationalpark #ecotouris
Our recent collaboration with African Wildlife Foundation has been picked up by the international press and in the process launched a resurgence in viewing of our Mountain Gorilla December encounter. Since the encounter was posted to YouTube on December 17 combined views have been mind blowing and will hit 4,000,000 views in just a couple of days. This does not count the many re-postings to other sites around the world that we cannot easily track. Among many stories - two cat
With now more than 2,000,000 views on our video Touched by a Wild Mountain Gorilla we are convinced that the world wants to help protect these creatures. We are therefore very pleased to announce cooperation with the African Wildlife Foundation in support of their mission to raise awareness and $ to protect the earth's last wild Mountain Gorillas. See what AWF is doing now in support of Mountain Gorillas: Photo by Jonathan Rossouw Meet the Rushegura Group here: http://kabiza.
The response to posting this video has been overwhelming. Many people around the world have expressed their wonder and support for these beautiful and unique endangered creatures - The Mountain Gorillas. With so many questions we are posting this background to help answer them. Also please take a look at additional images of the gorillas in earlier blog posts on this site. Background for the video, Touched by a Wild Mountain Gorilla, produced by John J King II (https://www.yo
Touched by a Wild Mountain Gorilla (video) Some day I will be the boss!
On a recent visit to East Africa we spent two beautiful days tracking Mountain Gorillas in the Bwindi National Park in southern Uganda. The Bwindi is home to about half of the world's total population of approximately 750 wild mountain gorillas. Several family units have been habituated to tolerate the brief presence of humans to enable park trackers to to take wildlife enthusiasts into the forest for b