UGANDA RE-LAUNCHES PRIMATE TOURISM, BABY GORILLA NAMED BUTIME

Kanungu - September 25, 2020 – Uganda Wildlife Authority has officially re-launched primate tourism in the country following the suspension of the activity on March 25, 2020. The re-launch was officiated over by the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Hon. Tom Butime at Buhoma in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Hon. Butime said that the suspension was a painful but necessary undertaking in order to protect both the primates and humans from possible infection of the coronavirus. He observed that the suspension had a negative impact on UWA revenues hence its operations. “Gorilla tourism accounts for over 70% of UWA’s revenue and therefore its suspension has had a negative effect on the revenues of UWA and some of its operations had to be scaled down giving priority to wildlife protection”.

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