Help Stop Gorilla Poaching with VR Travel

'Kiss from a gorilla' experience by VR Gorilla

'Kiss from a gorilla' experience by VR Gorilla

When it comes to saving the planet and protecting resources and endangered species, every little bit helps and the effort produces the very best results when nations and people work together. The spirit of working together has fueled the governments of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda to team up and boost gorilla tourism in the region. The 3 nations share the world’s largest population of gorillas – which at the number of 880 puts the gorillas in danger of extinction. These governments have each pledged $100 000 to tourism and the protection of gorillas, and you can do your part too. 

While you’re more likely to think of King Kong or a Bruno Mars song when gorillas come to mind – traditional tourism and VR travel gives you the unique chance to join the mission to save them and conserve their natural habitat. While poachers are to blame for the loss of thousands of gorillas, the tourists who visit Uganda, Congo and Rwanda are responsible for injecting money into these economies, which sends direct funding to anti-poaching, conservation and protection initiatives. People can be the solution to this crisis, especially when we make use of the power of technology. 

Thanks to virtual reality travel you don’t have to be in Africa to watch gorillas and contribute to saving them. In VR you can watch gorillas and other animals and help countries and organizations stop the people that are killing them. Ascape's African experiences offer you the chance to get close to the majestic animals of the continent and you can even get a kiss from a gorilla, and trust us you wouldn’t want to miss out on that! The awareness raised by both traditional tourism and VR travel means we can stop aiding those who target endangered species and celebrate what nature offers us while making sure it’s preserved for us to keep enjoying it and pass it to coming generations.