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August

 Bwindi-Mgahinga Conservation Area (BMCA) with support from International Gorilla Conservation Program(IGCP) this month hosted the three Districts of Kabale, Kanungu and Kisoro with the parent ministries to discuss the experiences, issues and challenges of implementation of physicals plans in the district local governments.
In 2005, the Kanungu District Local Government together with Uganda Wildlife AuthorityWA- BMCA approached International Gorilla Conservation programme (IGCP) to develop a physical plan for Buhoma tourism area. IGCP obtained funding from USAID to develop the Buhoma Physical and Landscape plans that to do date had not been approved by the national authority and are apparently not implemented.

Read more: Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Area lobbies Local governments to Implement Physical Plans

Murchison Falls National park is the largest National park under protected areas managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority. It is 3,893 Sq.km and was gazetted in 1952.The park is bisected by the River Nile that divides the park into two sections; the Northern and southern Bark. The River Nile starts its journey into the park from Lake Victoria near Jinja which is currently believed to be the source of the Nile. It snakes out into the park entering the Lake Albert and continues its noble journey that is close to 4000km till when it enters the Mediterranean Sea after passing through South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt.

Read more: Sport Fishing gains more popularity in Murchison Falls National Park

The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) staff were elated to join their colleagues from Mgahinga Protected Area  for the cross visit to Queen Elizabeth Conservation Area(QECA) and Kibale national parks. The team composed of 24 rangers headed by their tourism and community conservation wardens embarked on the adventurous trip to learn what happens in other parks surrounding Bwindi. The choice of emphasize were the savannah park of Queen and the chimpanzee habitat of Kibale. Many of these staff had not travelled anywhere outside their Conservation Areas (CAs) since they commenced work with UWA. They could not visibly hold back their excitement and anticipation to venture into the world unknown.

Read more: Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Area Staff Visit Queen, Kibale Conservation Areas

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