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fishing-01656Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)has for the first time actively taken part in the Murchison Falls Invitational Fishing Tournament by lining three anglers namely George Atube, Yekodino Nyero and Wellborn Ojara.

The three day event that ran from March 1-3, attracted 48 competitions from different countries representing corporate bodies and others in their individual capacities.

As part of UWA rescue program, USAID STAR through USFS International Program is donating mountain rescue equipment to UWA. UWA will offer this equipment to Rwenzori Mountaineering Services (RMS), a nongovernmental organization entrusted with a concession to provide trekking tourism services/support on the central circuit trail within the Rwenzori Mountains.

This equipment will be used to help support and integrate the Rwenzori Former Hunters in mountain rescue activities hence supporting community participation in wildlife conservation initiatives.

Uganda Revenue Authority has today handed over 176 pieces of Ivory weighing 162 kilograms, 189 pieces of Warthog and Hippo teeth weighing 38 kilograms, 19 Monitor Lizard skin weighing three kilograms and three animal bones totaling three kilograms.

Recovered in separate incidents, the items were yesterday handed over to Uganda wildlife Authority (UWA) personnel at the URA head office in Nakawa, Kampala.

A multi-stake holder platform comprising eminent Ugandans from the public and private sector has been formed with the main aim of promoting tourism in Kigezi region and Uganda in general.

The Kigezi Tourism Multi stake holder platform was formed at the end of December, 2011 during the International Community of Banyakigezi (ICOB) Convention 2011 held at White Horse Inn and was preceded by a Mountain Gorilla Marathon race flagged off by the Bank of Uganda Governor Professor Tumusiime Mutebile.

Uganda Wildlife Authority(UWA) and Igongo Cultural Centre (ICC) based in Mbarara district, have entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the purpose of preserving , conserving and promoting of the natural and cultural heritage of south-western Uganda and Uganda in general.

The parties shall work together within the framework of this MOU signed on December 22, 2011 to fulfill various obligations. Under the memorandum, ICC shall

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) on Tuesday presented its new branding of the Entebbe International Airport with a nature theme that both highlights the country’s natural attractions and leverages recent media accolades.

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has officially opened an 18.5km track from Te Bito to the top of the Falls worth USD 200,000 in Murchison Falls National Park.

The construction was funded by Tullow Oil Plc as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme to support promotion and preservation of wildlife and tourism in Uganda.

The official opening on Tuesday December 6, 2011 was presided over by the minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage Professor Ephraim Kamuntu and witnessed by leaders from Acholi and Bunyoro regions, the Executive Director UWA, Dr. Andrew Seguya, the General manager Tullow Oil Mr. Eoin Mekie, the Uganda Tourism Board boss Mr. Cuthbert Baguma and other stake holders in the tourism industry.

Uganda Wildlife Authority bagged many accolades from the just concluded 9th Edition of the Inter-Forces Games. In a closing event held at Namboole stadium on 25th November, UWA scooped sixteen best titles in different games.

Two winners of Buganda Tourism Expo quiz  Relax after trackingCharles Kikomeko, a second year Bachelor of Commerce university student and Simon Seruyange a self employed entrepreneur in construction industry, last week became the latest celebrities who joined international tourists in tracking the much coveted mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park courtesy of Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).

The duo who tracked Habinyanja family in Nyamishamba ridges adjacent to the neck of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, won themselves the tracking permits after emerging the second runners-up in a quiz administered by UWA during the third annual Buganda Tourism Expo 2011 at Lubiri palace grounds, Mengo in July this year.

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