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UWA introduces online mountain gorilla tracking

Bwindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Ugandans and foreign visitors now have a chance to navigate to Mountain Gorilla hosting national parks through a mobile phone-based application. In the past, visitors had to physically visit the Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda to see the Mountain Gorillas. …

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Jane Goodall returning to support Uganda’s conservation movement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan conservationists are placing their trust in Dr. Jane Goodall to leverage her influence to address environmental conservation, empower youth in the conservation movement, and rally Ugandans to actively participate in environmental protection and restoration efforts. Dr. Jane Goodall, a renowned environmental conservationist, anthropologist, …

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Ministry of tourism to construct open air museum in Napak

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Tourism in Uganda is embarking on a significant project to establish an open-air museum in Napak district, aimed at exhibiting fossils and attracting more tourists to the Karamoja sub-region. The proposed open-air museum, located in Iriiri Sub County, will serve as …

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Uganda to host first world Women Birders’ Conference

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bird-watching enthusiasts in Uganda are looking forward to the first-ever international women birder’s conference, which aims to enhance the country’s birding tourism product. The groundbreaking women birders’ conference, scheduled for December 6th to 8th, will see participation from delegates representing over 10 countries. Despite …

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Uganda Wildlife Authority arrested 2,837 poachers in 2022

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 2,837 suspects were arrested over alleged poaching and possession of wild animal products in protected conservation areas in Uganda in the years 2021-2022, according to figures released by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. The arrests were made during patrols conducted by rangers …

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