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
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
An estimated 550,000 wild animals are currently suffering in poorly run tourist attractions around the world. Here’s how to make sure you avoid them.
Source: A Guide to Ethical Animal Tourism, From Gorillas to Elephants – InsideHook
Gorillas’ are worth seeing but chimpanzee badly behaved…
Source: Uganda’s primates are wild, whimsical and rude
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.
Animal encounters can help foster a greater appreciation for conservation efforts…
Source: Up close and personal with wildlife conservation in Uganda
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…
Source: CNN’s 25 most beautiful places in the world
Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest has been ranked by CNN as the world’s beautiful place…
Source: Uganda tops CNN’s list of beautiful places worldwide
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.
Source: 25 of the most beautiful places on Earth
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.
Source: Walking tours: More Singaporeans are stepping up to this hot vacation trend
Uganda – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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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