Category: Uganda

Conservationists want land around heritage sites gazetted; Independent

Photo: 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

Photo: Mbabazi Lukwago

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

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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