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African conservationists sound alarm over surging human-elephant conflicts

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Sub-Saharan African countries should invest in innovative wildlife conservation models to stem the escalating human-elephant conflicts driven by competition for space, campaigners said on Friday. John Scanlon, CEO of Elephant Protective Initiative (EPI) Foundation said that urbanization, shrinking habitat and climatic shocks were behind the spike …

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Tour operators asked to formalize businesses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tourism sector players have been advised to formalize their businesses and register them with the Uganda Tourism Board if they are to benefit from government programs. Since September, sections of players have been crying out over a rescue package jointly provided by the government and …

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UDB receives applications for tourism sector grant

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Development Bank-UDB has so far received 41 applications from tourism operators seeking to access funds to recover from the effects of Covid-19. In July, the Ministry of Tourism negotiated a 6M Euro (25.2 billion) stimulus package from the EU towards the private …

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Tourism gets Shs12bn

World Bank, Sweden support forest conservation and national parks Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On Oct.28, the World Bank and the Swedish Government signed a partnership agreement that saw both extend US$ 3.3 million (Shs12.3 billion) to support conservation of nature-based tourism resources in Uganda. The grant which will …

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Africa strives to contain wildlife poaching worsened by COVID-19

Kanungu, Uganda | XINHUA | As the world grapples with COVID-19, conservationists in Africa are striving to contain rising wildlife poaching, which has been worsened by the pandemic. When the pandemic hit the continent about seven months ago, many countries closed their borders and limited domestic movement. This brought the …

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Parliament rejects plan to construct dam at Murchison Falls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The House has rejected government’s proposal to conduct a feasibility study, a precursor for the construction of a 360 MW hydro-power dam at Murchison Falls. Parliament’s position follows its recent inquiry that unearthed the plan as a national liability. In October 2019, President Yoweri Museveni, …

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Uganda experiences mountain gorilla baby boom

Kanungu, Uganda | XINHUA | Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, host to more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas is experiencing an unprecedented baby boom never recorded before according to experts. High up the ridges of what is known as one of Africa’s oldest rainforest, the population of mountain …

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Uganda’s tourism sector secures UGX 26 billion from EU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s tourism sector has received a boost of 6 million Euros (26 billion Shillings) thanks to the European Union. The funding will enable recovery of the sector which has been named one of the most affected by the coronavirus crisis. It is remitted through the …

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