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

Gorillas’ are worth seeing but chimpanzee badly behaved…

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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…

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

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

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A Complete Guide To Bwindi Impenetrable Forest In Uganda; Mervz; Pinoy Adventurista

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CNN’s 25 most beautiful places in the world; CNN

The world’s a spectacular place, full of hidden and overt beauty in every corner. But beauty’s also subjective. It’d be impossible to get a unanimous decision on the most beautiful places around the world — but CNN’s list is a good start to plan your travels. From lush African forests…

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Uganda tops CNN’s list of beautiful places worldwide; Daily Monitor

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Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest has been ranked by CNN as the world’s beautiful place…

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25 of the most beautiful places on Earth; John Minihane; CNN

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These are CNN Travel’s picks for the world’s 25 most beautiful places — from a lush African forest and a vast Latin American desert to a watery Balkan paradise and an ancient Middle Eastern city.

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Walking tours: More Singaporeans are stepping up to this hot vacation trend; Khoo Bee Khim; CNA

One travel company has seen 15 per cent growth for adventure holidays where walking the scenic route is the point in destinations such as Jeju Island, Peru and Iceland.

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The dark side of Uganda’s gold rush; Kieron Monks; CNN

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Uganda’s mineral industry has enjoyed a spectacular surge in recent years.

Gold exports reached $340 million in 2016, according to official figures, up from $237,000 in 2014. New mining sites are opening across the country, creating jobs for thousands of people.
But a new report from environmental NGO Global Witness claims there is a dark side to the boom, that the mineral sector is fueling corruption, conflict, human rights abuses, and environmental damage.
The 18-month investigation “Uganda: Undermined” draws on interviews with miners, company executives, government officials, and industry experts to paint a stark picture of the sector.
“Our investigations show that Uganda’s mining sector is characterized by corruption, mismanagement and high level political influence,” says George Boden, Uganda campaign leader at Global Witness. “Impunity is endemic and attempts at reform have all failed in the face of entrenched interests.”
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Mountain gorillas: Bwindi’s biggest gem; Matthias Mugisha; Daily Monitor

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You will never see the day when you are as strong and as important as them. They weigh more than 200kg. They can rip a man into pieces and can break trees with their bare hands. They intimidate their opponents into a no contest by thumping their chests. They make more than Shs40 billion for the country a year.
Despite their legendary strength, they have a great fear of chameleons, caterpillars and water. And half of their world population lives in Uganda. They are mountain gorillas (Gorilla gorilla beringei), a species listed as endangered and can only be found in Mgahinga Gorilla and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks in Uganda.

However, it is only in Bwindi, where half of the World’s 880 mountain gorillas are found.

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