- Wall street Journal: Tracking Mountain Gorillas in Uganda
IT HAPPENED in a flash: The gorilla hurtled through the trees and made a beeline for me. I froze as several hundred pounds of primate thundered my way. But instead of attacking, Kalembezi, a juvenile, lightly nipped my leg and disappeared into the thick vegetation.
- Excitement as rhino is born in Nakasongola
Conservationists, environment and wildlife enthusiasts received the news of the birth of a new female rhino at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary with excitement at the weekend, saying it will offer an opportunity for tourists to see the ‘Big Five’ animals.
- The gem in Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) has bagged another accolade from the online tourism guide, TripAdvisor, as one of the best managed and most sought after tourism destinations in the world.
- UWA opens marine station to fight poaching
Eating game meat in areas bordering Murchison Falls National Park is expected to reduce greatly after park authorities opened anti-poaching stations in Pakwach District.
- Lake Mburo: A destination for domestic tourists
When the three-hour drive from Kampala to western Uganda ended, there was a pleasant reward. It was the endless dry land bathed by River Rwizi, which runs through many districts, including Mbarara, before it pours its water into Lake Mburo.
The lake is decorated with large herds of wild animals such as buffaloes that evoke awe and wonder in equal measure. Not far away, the crocodiles and hippos on the marshy edges of the lake seemed unbothered by intrusion.
- Uganda battles to stem wildlife trafficking
Exotic animal exports from Uganda are a lucrative business, but conservationists have managed to outlaw the private trade.
Hunters must now work for licensed zoos only, although illegal wildlife trafficking continues.
Inside the Murchison Falls National Park, the wildlife authority is able to provide some protection by searching for traps and snares set by poachers.
- US gives Uganda sh27bn for conservation
US gives Uganda sh27bn for conservationThe US Government has given support amounting to $10m (about sh27b) to promote conservation and tourism in five protected areas of Uganda.
According to Kaddu Sebunya, the chief of party at USAID-tourism and biodiversity, the funds are being channelled by USAID and implemented through the Africa Wildlife Foundation, an international NGO.
- Communities to earn money from Wildlife
Communities around Lake Mburo, Kidepo and Murchison Falls national parks are set to reap more from tourism through wildlife farming and ranching courtesy of the Africa Wildlife Foundation.
- Uganda's Tourism: Great past year and hopeful future Having had a great year of tourism in 2012, players in the tourism industry are optimistic about 2013. With marketing strategies being formed for both domestic and foreign tourism, all eyes are on Uganda's natural heritage.
- Reliving Sir Samuel Baker's voyage to Uganda: His great-grandfather came to Uganda and discovered the beauty that later attracted Europeans to Uganda. 150 years later, David Baker retraces the roots of the expedition that amazed his ancestor.