Time Is Running Out for Uganda’s Vanishing Glaciers; John Wendle; Wired
A muddy trek reveals the last remnants of the Rwenzori Mountains’ once-sprawling ice fields, a loss for scientists studying the climate record.
Conservationists want land around heritage sites gazetted; Independent
The government has been asked to gazette land around historical sites as a strategy for preserving and protecting Uganda’s cultural heritage. The move known as heritage zoning, allows governments to protect the historical and cultural integrity of a geographical area. It is now being mooted by Cultural and Heritage conservationists in Kampala as part of the ongoing efforts to collect ideas for the Historical Monuments Ordinance.
Source: Conservationists want land around heritage sites gazetted
Works restore Kasubi Royal Tombs to former glory; Bamuturaki Musinguzi; East African
The project will also establish model farms for thatching grass, reeds and the Misambya (Markhamia lutea) trees.
Source: Works restore Kasubi Royal Tombs to former glory
Six youth finalists for African World Heritage Day Competition in Eastern Africa; Unesco
Source: Six youth finalists for African World Heritage Day Competition in Eastern Africa
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
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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
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.
Uganda gets seat on World Heritage Committee; The Independent
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 Ten Spectacular National Parks Of Uganda; Oishimaya Sen Nag; WorldAtlas
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.