I just came across a couple articles relevant to yesterday’s topics:
Despite the obviously depressing title, the article itself focuses on some of the positive conservation strategies to protect the gorillas. One way is by focusing on public health initiatives for local communities–preventing disease from spreading in the humans prevents it from reaching the gorillas. It also addresses the positive and negative aspects of gorilla eco-tourism. On one hand, you do have increased risks of disease transmission. On the other hand, it brings money and employment opportunities to the local communities.
While a bit more depressing, this article addresses a similar point–that human and great ape health are intertwined.