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TOURISM EXPO: Is that a Lion or Leopard?

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The zoo section at the ongoing The Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) is the most visited area, but the various questions the wildlife wardens face and the discussions that are going on there, explains why officials decided to put more emphasis on …

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Rhino poaching dips slightly in S.Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | The number of rhinos killed for their horns by poachers in South Africa dipped in 2017, but more than 1,000 were still slaughtered, the government said on Thursday. South Africa is battling a scourge of rhino poaching fuelled by insatiable demand for their horn …

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Rwanda expands gorilla home

Targets more from growing population of tourism magnet Kampala, Uganda | FRANCIS BYARUHANGA | Rwanda has got a new additional habitat for its growing population of rare mountain gorillas, the Gorilla Berengei Berengei. The 27.8-hectare property (about the size of 70 standard football fields, was donated by the AWF (African …

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Making tourism work

Tourism cannot aid economy unless some things are done right Kampala,Uganda | SUSANNE BECKEN | Would it not be great if something as simple and pleasurable as international travel could help end something as grinding and enduring as poverty? After all, the industry is booming, globally growing at least 4% …

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One arrested with 150kgs of Ivory

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Police with help of the Natural Resources Conservation Network carried out an operation in Pakwach district and arrested Opunya Edwin. He was arrested while in possession of four pieces of Ivory worth 60 million shillings. The 26 year old, an Acholi by tribe was arrested …

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MUSEVENI: Uganda is a world premier tourism destination

Kampala, Uganda | PPU | President Yoweri Museveni has said that there is no better place for tourism in the world than Uganda. The President made the remarks at the Uganda Giants’ Club Conservation and Tourism Investment Forum that took place at the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa Hotel …

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PICTORIAL: Kwita Izina, gorilla-naming celebration

PICTORIAL #KwitaIzina2017: Kwita Izina, gorilla-naming celebration Kigali, RWANDA | RDB | Thousands came together in Musanze District- Kinigi to celebrate Rwanda‘s success in conserving mountain gorillas at the 13th Kwita Izina ceremony on September 1. This year, 19 baby gorillas were named under the theme “Conservation and sustainable tourism – a foundation for future generations” adding to the 239 …

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All set for Kwita Izina, gorilla-naming celebration in Rwanda

  Kwita Izina ceremony set for September 1 Kigali, Rwanda | GORILLAFUND.ORG |  Naming infant mountain gorillas has become an important annual nationwide tradition in Rwanda since 2004. The naming ceremony, called Kwita Izina and organized by the Rwandan Development Board, is based on a historic Rwandan cultural practice for naming …

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MUSEVENI: Development, democracy key to environment

MUSEVENI:  Underdevelopment, lack of democracy are a challenge to environment conservation  Kampala, Uganda| PPU |  President Yoweri Museveni has said continued underdevelopment and lack of democracy are some of the challenges facing wildlife conservation in Africa. The President was speaking on Wednesday at a press briefing held at Entebbe State House Entebbe to …

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Seized US journalist in DR Congo found safe

Bunia, DR Congo | AFP |  A US journalist kidnapped last week by a militia group in DR Congo was found safe early Sunday, officials said, as another source said five people had been killed in clashes. Lisa Dupuy and 11 wardens working for the Okapi Wildlife Reserve (RFO) — …

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