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Activists task local gov’t leaders on environmental conservation

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A coalition of civil society organizations operating in the greater Masaka sub-region, known as the Community Transformation Network (COTFONE), has launched a campaign urging local government leaders to champion environmental preservation in the area. Denis Luis Bukenya, the Programs Coordinator at COTFONE, noted that many …

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Cheptegei, UNDP partner to boost tourism, biodiversity conservation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDPENDENT | The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has partnered with Uganda’s long-distance runner Joshua Cheptegei to promote tourism and conserve biodiversity in the Elgon region. Cheptegei is the current world record holder for the 5000 metres and the 10,000 meters, and holds the world’s best time …

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Minister Butime pushes community tourism for conservation

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Col. Tom Butime has asked Ugandans to step up efforts of conserving Uganda’s natural tourism resources. He said there cannot be resources to bring back whatever the tourism sector loses. Colonel Butime asked communities around tourism sites to …

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The rains have started!

COMMENT | Elizabeth K. Patience | While most, if not all of us are excited at the showers because they relieve us of the heat, dust and dry vegetation, there are those excited at receiving water, despite the how or where. It is common for people to assume that access to …

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Africans telling African conservation stories

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In 2017, two South African National Geographic Explorers and filmmakers, Noel Kok and Pragna Parsotam-Kok created the Nature, Environment and Wildlife Filmmakers (NEWF), which empowers Africa’s next generation of storytellers to promote conservation through film. “We are building an army of young, inspired producers, directors, …

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Environmentalists want conservation campaigns integrated in education curriculum

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Environmental activists are demanding for direct integration of nature conservation campaigns into the school’s education curriculum to mitigate climate change effects. Reverend Father James Ssendege, the Board Chairperson for Masaka Recycling Initiative-MRI; a local volunteers association that promotes proper disposal and management of plastic waste says …

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