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COMMENT: The Primate Lodge story

COMMENT | By Amos Wekesa |  Towards the end of 2005, Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) called for expression of interest in running two rooms that existed in Kibale National Park and I thought since there was no indigenious Ugandans seriously running an accommodation inside a national park, I would give it …

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Kob translocation successful at Murchison Falls National Park

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has this month completed the translocation of hundreds of Kob antelopes from Murchison Falls Park. Translocation is a way of increasing population of that specie of animal from one park to the other in order to boost numbers across the country. It also help boost tourism …

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UWA loses 50, denies extrajudicial killings in park

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has refuted reports that it has been involved in extrajudicial killings of members of communities living near national game parks. This follows media reports that seven civilians were shot dead in August by game rangers in Murchison Falls National Park. The reports indicated that the civilians killed were not armed. UWA …

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Seguya appointed UWA boss

By Julius Businge Andrew Seguya has been appointed as the substantive executive director of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), according to the UWA statement. The appointment was confirmed by the Minister of Tourism Maria Mutagamba. The position fell vacant in 2010 following the sacking of Moses Mapesa and other officials …

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Wild life tourism boosts in Albertine rift

By Joan Akello The U.S. Mission to Uganda, and the  Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)  registered  increasing tourism and wildlife conservation in the Lake Albert Region of Uganda, with the conclusion of the three-year, USAID-funded ”Sustainable Tourism in the Albertine Rift” (USAID-STAR) project. The final report was released this week at …

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