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Transboundary Gorilla Conservation: What to Know

Transboundary Gorilla Conservation: What to Know

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This is to share with the general public information regarding the movement of out of Bwindi’s habituated gorilla groups, Rushegura, to DR Congo but at the same time assure the public particularly tour operators, hotel and lodge operators and the tourists themselves that UWA had long anticipated this movement and accordingly planned to ensure that

Nkuringo Gorilla Permits Were Offered To The Community

Nkuringo Gorilla Permits Were Offered To The Community

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There has recently been a public outcry over some six gorilla tracking permits that were allegedly given to a single tour operator, and Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has variously been accused of favouritism and unfairness. UWA appreciates the public’s interest in tourism issues. We have many times before explained the saga of the six Nkuringo

UWA Meets Tour Operators Over Tagged Gorilla Permits

UWA Meets Tour Operators Over Tagged Gorilla Permits

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Uganda Wildlife Authority has held a meeting with members of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) following disagreements over a decision to tag six permits for the Nkuringo gorilla group to a community-owned lodge in the area. Four years ago, UWA together with the Kisoro District Administration and the International Gorilla Conservation Program (IGCP)

Gorilla Permit Fees Increase To Us$500 From 1st July 2007

Gorilla Permit Fees Increase To Us$500 From 1st July 2007

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Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) wishes to inform the public that in line with efforts to harmonise management of gorilla tourism in the region, the three countries of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo have agreed to work towards harmonisation of the gorilla tracking fees in all the 3 countries. Based on the prevailing

Nabagereka of Buganda Tracks the Rare Mountain Gorillas

Nabagereka of Buganda Tracks the Rare Mountain Gorillas

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The Nabagereka of Buganda, Lady Sylvia Nagginda on 15th October 2005 became the first queen in the whole world to track the rare mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and what a great time she had! Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), a local non-governmental organisation for which the Nabagereka is patron, arranged the visit.

UWA to Begin Mock Tourism on Gorilla Groups

UWA to Begin Mock Tourism on Gorilla Groups

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Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is planning to start mock tourism on two newly habituated gorilla groups based in Bwinid Impenetrable National Park, in south west Uganda. This is in a bid to test their readiness to receive tourists. Habituation of the gorillas began in 2006, and for the last two years trackers have followed them

Rushegura Gorilla Family Members Named

Rushegura Gorilla Family Members Named

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What a great innovation! Uganda Wildlife Authority staff in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda’s most popular national park, have been able to give names to all eleven gorillas in the Rushegura group. Thumbs up our Bwindi staff!! This is no mean achievement. The process involves closely observing the gorillas for endless hours. No easy task

Bwindi Communities Benefit from Gorilla Tourism

Bwindi Communities Benefit from Gorilla Tourism

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When gorilla tourism was introduced in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest ten years ago, there were many sad faces among the communities neighboring the newly created national park. They had just said goodbye to lots of free honey, wood, and even gold, which they used to dig manually. But the sadness lasted for a very short