Uganda musicians mobilize support to protect endangered mountain gorillas

In Uganda, as conservationists mobilize support to protect the endangered mountain gorillas, a musician has gone into the recording studios to try to help.

Singer Richard Kaweesa has penned a song aimed at engaging more community participation in saving the giant apes.

The Mountain Gorilla is the largest of living primates and last member of the ape family known to science.

Every year Uganda earns more than 8 million dollars from gorilla tourism. Some of the money is channelled back to locals through social services.

The last census carried out five years ago put the global population of Gorilla Mountains at about 800. More than half of this population is in Uganda.

It is hoped programs like music could bring about change that will see the apes live harmoniously with humans in the wild.