There are approximately 1004 mountain gorillas in the world. The few numbers means that gorillas are very rare and critically endangered species. They are found only in four national parks in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Due to human threats such as encroachment on the limited habitats, diseases, poaching and civil conflicts, conservation
Uganda is one of Africa’s most bio-diverse destination, it’s a landlocked country and an East African country though well placed with in the very heart of Africa with superb ecosystems that range from swampy vegetation which gradually merge into rolling savannahs and misty tropical rain forests in the south west. Still Uganda is among the
Responding to Human Wildlife Conflict: Nkuringo Buffer Zone Management Plan is on Board Again!2013-12-04T18:45:11+03:00 Environment
The reasons as to why Gorillas are spilling over to community land are not yet known despite the rich diversity of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Bwindi). In rejoinder to human wildlife conflict between the communities of Nkuringo and the Mountain Gorillas and other fauna in Bwindi, Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) together with its partners including
This week I am going to update you on the Batwa Cultural Values Project following a recent pre-training workshop in Kisoro. The Batwa Cultural values project, which runs in Semuliki, Mgahinga and Bwindi National Parks, aims to integrate Batwa cultural values into conservation. It is run jointly by four organisations: FFI (Flora and Fauna International),
Conflicts and disagreements between park managers (UWA) and the neighboring communities have existed ever since the gazetting of Bwindi Impenetrable National park. This is partly attributed to the limited local awareness of the forest’s environmental and conservation value. Environmental education offers one solution. The environment and how to protect it has to be a central
In an effort to protect mountain gorillas in the Mgahinga and Bwindi national parks, a bee-keeping project has been initiated by the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP). The major objective of coming up with a project of this nature, is to benefit all the communities in the vicinity of these two national parks in Uganda.