Category: Uganda

Six youth finalists for African World Heritage Day Competition in Eastern Africa; Unesco

Photo: UNESCO/ Jonathan Nsubuga

Source: Six youth finalists for African World Heritage Day Competition in Eastern Africa

UNESCO provides crucial support to biodiversity in emergency situations; Unesco

Source: UNESCO provides crucial support to biodiversity in emergency situations

Uganda climate change: The people under threat from a melting glacier; Pablo Uchoa; BBC

A glacier in western Uganda is disappearing, endangering the traditions of those who live nearby.

Source: Uganda climate change: The people under threat from a melting glacier

Invest to boost tourism in Rwenzori – wildlife body; Geoffrey Mutegeki; New Vision

Source: Invest to boost tourism in Rwenzori – wildlife body

Gorilla baby boom gives Ugandan national park hope; Reuters

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.

Source: Gorilla baby boom gives Ugandan national park hope

UNESCO sites: Bwindi’s wonder world of gorillas; New Vision

Bwindi is home to over half of the world’s population of the endangered mountain gorillas, and over 120 mammal species.

Source: UNESCO sites: Bwindi’s wonder world of gorillas

UNESCO grants emergency funds for reconstruction of infrastructure destroyed after floods and landslides in Rwenzori Mountains; Unesco

Source: UNESCO grants emergency funds for reconstruction of infrastructure destroyed after floods and landslides in Rwenzori Mountains

We should preserve Uganda’s heritage; Daily Monitor

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.

Source: We should preserve Uganda’s heritage

The best places to travel in Uganda: Top 12 tourist attractions in Uganda; Duli.vn/Medium

Uganda, with its vast wildlife reserves, many beautiful National Parks and peaceful atmosphere, has become the first choice for those who like to travel.

Source: The best places to travel in Uganda: Top 12 tourist attractions in Uganda

How to conquer the magical Margherita Peak of Rwenzori Mountains; New Vision


Source: How to conquer the magical Margherita Peak of Rwenzori Mountains

Uganda’s primates are wild, whimsical and rude; Lucas Aykroyd; Vancouver Sun

Gorillas’ are worth seeing but chimpanzee badly behaved…

Source: Uganda’s primates are wild, whimsical and rude

Bwindi, Home of Mountain Gorillas; Shaun Sendyowa; Medium.com

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.

Source: Bwindi, Home of Mountain Gorillas.

Once You’ve Seen the Gorillas, Here Are 10 Other Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences You Can Only Have in Uganda; Kristy Alpert; Fodor’s

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.

Source: Once You’ve Seen the Gorillas, Here Are 10 Other Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences You Can Only Have in Uganda

Up close and personal with wildlife conservation in Uganda; Lucas Ackroyd; G Adventures

Animal encounters can help foster a greater appreciation for conservation efforts…

Source: Up close and personal with wildlife conservation in Uganda

10 of the world’s most stunning places to walk in a week; Will Gray; Red Bull

rwenzori-mountains

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20 Earth Conscious Home Ideas Through the Years; Nick Gerhardt

For centuries people have sought to build a home that blends into the environment perfectly. Check out these Earth conscious home ideas.

Source: 20 Earth Conscious Home Ideas Through the Years

Your money is more than legal tender; Eric Ntalumbwa; Monitor

Commonly referred to as zike by Ugandans in reference to the presence of the Silverback image, the note which is the highest denomination note has shades of brown and golden highlights, which are…

Source: Your money is more than legal tender

Uganda gets seat on World Heritage Committee; The Independent

Uganda – Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi

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.

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The Ten Spectacular National Parks Of Uganda; Oishimaya Sen Nag; WorldAtlas

Uganda – Rwenzori Mountains National Park

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.

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Volunteer (Kampala): Restoration and protection of the historic heritage; CADIP; idealist.org

Uganda – Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi

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

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