A principal Wildlife Officer from the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage, Mr. Akankwasa Barirega has applauded the management of Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) for opening up new trails to promote birding in Murchison Falls National Park and other conservation areas.
Mr. Akankwasa says this is a new innovation which government will support in developing infrastructure and diversification of products to attract more visitors and make them stay longer in the national parks.
Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) exhibited a variety of products that included promotional and information materials which attracted hundreds of Northern Uganda folks during the week long activities to mark the world Tourism Day in Gulu Municipality on September 27th, 2011.
The exhibition at the TAKS Centre next to Acholi Inn saw excited stake holders including tour operators, hoteliers, training institutes and students among others pick lots of literature and listen to useful information on conservation and tourism from the UWA staff from headquarters and Murchison Falls National Park, manning the stall.
Below are the Bid Notices for this period
A presentation detailing Tourism attractions, new products and investment opportunities in Uganda’s protected areas was one of the few that made it to the tight programme of the just ended 23rd Uganda North America Association (UNAA) convention in Denver, Colorado, USA in early September 2011.
Dr. Andrew Ggunga Seguya, the acting Executive Director, Uganda Wildlife Authority, made the presentation to hundreds of Ugandans and their friends living in North America under their umbrella organization (Uganda North America Association).
Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has rewarded journalists who have excelled in covering conservation and tourism issues with free entrance to the national parks between September and December 2011.
The offer was announced by the UWA acting Executive Director, Dr. Andre Ggunga Seguya on September 16, 2011 during the Sustainable Tourism Media awards ceremony held at Kampala Serena
Alex Lumu, aged 24, on Thursday reaped from his vast knowledge for wildlife conservation and culture when Uganda Wildlife honoured his offer of a fully paid trip to Lake Mburo National Park in south western Uganda.
The 24 year old who is also an artiste and comedian at various exhibitions, earned his trip following his victorious participation in the Buganda Tourism Expo 2011 which was administered by UWA testing respondents’ interest and knowledge of Ugandan wildlife and Buganda culture.
The Uganda National Farmers Federation has honored Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) for its participation and contribution to the agricultural and trade sector in the country, with a certificate of recognition (See below).
Friday 30th September 2011 will be the BIG BIRDING DAY 2011! It is a day when bird watching enthusiasts come together to celebrate Uganda’s famous bird species whose population is said to be one of the highest in Africa. It is the third consecutive year that the day will be celebrated after it was officially launched in October 2010.
The long awaited census has finally kicked off. Bwindi impenetrable is known to have more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas. The Teams comprising of rangers and wardens from the three countries from Uganda, Rwanda and Congo are assembled in Ruhija sector of Bwindi Impenetrable forest to begin a pre-census training.
LACK of marketing of Uganda’s tourism potential is one of the factors preventing the sector from developing, MPs have said.
Last week, MPs on the committee on tourism quizzed wildlife minister Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu over the lack of marketing of the country’s tourism potential.