A glacier in western Uganda is disappearing, endangering the traditions of those who live nearby.
A ‘baby boom’ among gorillas in a Ugandan national park shows conservation efforts are succeeding despite the menace of poaching, and other threats to the country’s wildlife.
Bwindi is home to over half of the world’s population of the endangered mountain gorillas, and over 120 mammal species.
UNESCO grants emergency funds for reconstruction of infrastructure destroyed after floods and landslides in Rwenzori Mountains; Unesco
The importance of Uganda heritage, which the World Heritage Day celebrates through spreading awareness about the importance of protecting culture and diversity, cannot be gainsaid.
Uganda, with its vast wildlife reserves, many beautiful National Parks and peaceful atmosphere, has become the first choice for those who like to travel.
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Bwindi impenetrable was gazetted as a National Park in 1991 and declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1994. It is one of those few places on earth where animals (both wild and tame), hills, rivers, water-falls, forests and humans coexist magnificently in such a harmony.
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Although mountain gorillas and Jane Goodall’s chimpanzees may be the first thing many people think of with Uganda, the country is home to countless other adventures. Of course, trekking through the Bwindi National Forest to spend an hour with the mountain gorillas in their protected habitat is high on the must-do list while in Uganda, but once you’ve seen the gorillas, check out these other once-in-a-lifetime experiences you can only have in Uganda.
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Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has been elected to serve on the World Heritage Committee for the first time.
The World Heritage Committee is responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention that defines the use of the World Heritage Fund and allocates financial assistance upon requests from States Parties.
Uganda was one of 12 new members elected by the 21st General Assembly of the State Parties to the World Heritage Convention at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on November 14, 2017.
It is the first time Uganda will be serving as a member of the World Heritage Committee after the assembly of the 193 States Parties to the World Heritage Convention cast their votes in the hotly contested election.
The committee has the final say on whether a property is inscribed on the World Heritage List.
The national parks in Uganda play a vital role in conservation by protecting the region’s rare and endangered flora and fauna.
10. Semuliki National Park
The Semeliki National Park is located in the Bwamba County of western Uganda on the country’s border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was established in October 1993 and occupies an area of 194 square km. The Semeliki National Park is well-known for its rich and diverse flora and fauna and is especially famous for birds, of which over 400 species exist in the park. Nine hornbill species have also been recorded at the park. More than 60 mammalian species including leopards, hippos, forest buffaloes, elephants, civets, duikers, and 8 species of primates also live here. The Semuliki and the Lamia Rivers that flow by the park are watering places for the park’s wildlife.
The Buganda kingdom dates 200 years back with very rich history and establishment. One of the outstanding treasures of Buganda are the tombs which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Having experienced the tragedy of the burning down the only Heritage Site of its kind in Uganda, the kingdom is looking for motivated volunteers to help rebuild the former glory of the kingdom by conserving, protecting and promoting the heritage site in all aspects.
The volunteers will be partnering with the kingdom to rebuild, restore, and document some of the activities of a two decade legacy.
Volunteer tasks include: restoration, promotion and protection of cultural values and sites; Intercultural exchange; social work; educational support; Guiding and counseling; tree planting.
Study theme: Protection, preservation and promotion of historic heritage, sustainable tourism and improved livelihood for local communities.
Project duration: 1 to 12 months