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Bee Keeping in Uganda

Bees to Help Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

Bees to Help Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

Bee Keeping in Uganda ,

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.

Jane Goodall calls for Gorilla protection

Jane Goodall calls for Gorilla protection

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Two good things to report about gorillas today. First, twins were born to a mountain gorilla in Uganda. It’s an extremely rare event and hopefully a good omen (if you believe in that sort of thing). Secondly Jane Goodall is  lending her voice to gorilla conservation. “Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, famous for her work with

Uganda Gorilla Gives Birth to Twins

Uganda Gorilla Gives Birth to Twins

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Kampala, Uganda – The gorilla population in western Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park grew with the birth of twins recently, and conservation authorities said the twins were in good shape. The gorilla, named Kweitonda, gave birth to a set of twins at the park, which spreads up to restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and

New Gorilla Family Habituated in Uganda

New Gorilla Family Habituated in Uganda

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Uganda has just announced some good news. A new family of mountain gorillas  is ready for interaction with tourists, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) here and here “There is a new group of 13 members that has been habituated,” UWA spokeswoman Lillian Nsubuga said. Ugandan wildlife experts have been habituating the family, headed by a

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)

The Gorilla Population of Bwindi Continues to Increase

The Gorilla Population of Bwindi Continues to Increase

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Periodic censuses of endangered populations of high-profile species help us to understand their population dynamics, to assess the success of conservation programmes aimed at ensuring their survival, and to ensure that they receive continued attention from the global conservation community. Mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) are highly endangered, with just two small populations in Bwindi

More Gorilla Groups Will Be Habituated in Bwindi

More Gorilla Groups Will Be Habituated in Bwindi

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Despite the serious concerns of many experts, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is planning to habituate two more gorilla families in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This will bring the total number of habituated groups there to 6. UWA will then earn even more revenue from gorilla tourism, which currently contributes up to 70% of UWA’s

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

Bwindi UNESCO World Heritage Site

Celebrating 15 Years of Bwindi as a National Park

Celebrating 15 Years of Bwindi as a National Park

Bwindi UNESCO World Heritage Site

Since 1993, small groups of tourists have been taken to see habituated groups of gorillas. Tourists pay a good deal of money (currently US$ 360 per person per one hour visit, in addition to the park entrance fees) for the privilege, and this generates considerable revenue for UWA, as well as bringing additional money into