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Today the Speaker of Parliament of Uganda, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, visited Semuliki National Park. Semuliki National Park is famous for the Hot springs and for Bird watching it is a haven for birds, where you find the Albertine rift Endemics and other rare species mainly found in the Ituri forest of Congo. The Okapi a very rare animal in the giraffe family has also been recorded in that on speaker-at-semuliki-12-29

The Minister of State for Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities Hon. Kiwanda Godfrey and Mukono Municipality MP Hon. Betty Namboze and the team are leaving for evening game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park.

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This year The Big Birding day was won by Queen Elizabeth National Park, and the runners up was Mt.Elgon National Park.

The African Birding Expo was held between 18th to 20th November, 2016 at the Botanical Gardens Entebbe. During the Expo, NatureUganda announced the results of the Big Birding Day that was held on November 12th, 2016. NatureUganda recorded 768 bird species during BBD. A total of 28 teams took part in BBD. The species were seen in both protected and non protected areas. Queen Elizabeth National Park registered more species this year (372) followed by Mt Elgon National Park (285) and Murchision Falls NP (233) See results below:

 

POSITION
TEAM / SITE
SPECIES
PROTECTION
1
Queen Elizabeth NP
372
PA
2
Mt Elgon NP
285
PA
3
Murchison Falls NP
233
PA
4
Kidepo Valley NP
221
PA
5
Bwindi Impenetrable -Buhoma
200
PA
6
ABE Ruhija to Queen Elizabeth NP
193
PA
7
ABE team Queen Elizabeth NP
166
PA
8
Greater Masaka
155
NON-PA
9
Semliki NP
153
PA
10
Ruwenzori Mountains NP
144
PA
11
Lake Mburo NP
129
PA
12
Mabamba Bay
128
NON-PA
13
Budongo FR
120
PA
14
Lutembe Bay
111
NON-PA
15
Makanaga Bay
103
NON-PA
16
Toro semiliki wildlife reserve
101
PA
17
Mpanga Central Forest Reserve
91
PA
18
Kasohya Kitomi CFR
79
PA
19
Echuya CFR
79
PA
20
Murchison Falls NP
77
PA
21
Ssezibwa Falls
74
NON-PA
22
Mabira CFR
67
PA
23
Kumi
67
NON-PA
24
Bujagali-Jinja
36
NON-PA
25
Kalinzu FR
23
PA
26
Musambwa
14
NON-PA
27
Lusanja
3
NON-PA
28
Entebbe Penninsula
54
NON-PA
  TOTAL SPECIES RECORDED
768
 

 

 

 

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Faridah, One of the Ranger Birders receives the trophy from the Mayor of Entebbe

 

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Charles, a Ranger and Senior birder at UWEC recieves the Mt. Elgon Trophy from the Mayor of Entebbe

 

A joint team of experts from Uganda Wildlife Authority, Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) in January this year, successfully translocated 20 giraffes from the northern bank of the Victoria Nile to southern bank within the expansive Murchison Falls National Park.

Of the targeted 20 giraffes captured,18 were transferred to the southern bank while two were taken to UWEC Entebbe where they are reported to have settled in very well.

The objectives of the translocation were to establish a viable, free-ranging giraffe population in the south bank of MFNP; expand the range of the giraffes in light of the oil and gas activities in their current range; boost tourism south of the Nile and increase revenue for conservation activities, enhance the long term survival of the species, restore natural biodiversity and long-term economic benefits to the local and national economy and finally promote conservation education and awareness.

Wildlife translocation is a globally recognised management tool in conservation and is used, among others, to; manage populations and environment by reducing habitat destruction and allow for restoration of the degraded ones, introduce and re-introduce species into new and former range/habitats with the aim to re-enforce or diversify species in a locality to enhance survival rate, address problem animal cases, carry out wildlife farming/enterprise development, carry out breeding programs, research and species monitoring activities such as active wildlife disease investigations,habituation and rehabilitation of orphaned or disadvantaged animals to capture facilities for education and ecotourism.

UWA has had a long history of wildlife translocation in the country over the years dating back from giraffe translocation to Kidepo Valley national park (1997), Luwero and Mubende elephant translocations (1999-2000), Kidepo eland translocation (2004), Kabwoya hartebeest/waterbuck/Giant Forest Hog translocation (2007), Katonga impala and zebra translocation (2012), Lake Mburo giraffe translocation (2015) among others.

Other planned wildlife translocation activities for the next financial years include buffaloes and topis to Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve, Uganda kobs to Kidepo Valley national park, Zebras to Katonga Wildlife Reserve and Hartebeests to Tooro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve.

Management at UWA is convinced that the translocation exercise will help increase the population of the endangered Rothschild’s giraffes in MFNP from the current 860 individuals as per our 2014 census through successful natural breeding in the south bank. The translocation exercise was boosted by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) represented by Dr. Julian Fennessy who co-funded the translocation by donating to UWA a new specialized truck valued at USD $ 37,500. At the same time, UWEC did not only provide experienced personnel but also supported the equipment fabrication in form of a cart truck.

Earlier in June 2015, another 15 giraffes were translocated from Murchison Falls NP to Lake Mburo National Park which has boosted tourist visitation to the area.

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