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Wildlife

KENYA AIRWAYS | LIONESSES DREAM TICKET TO AFRICA – BORN FREE FOUNDATION

International wildlife charity, the Born Free Foundation have announced that two rescued circus lionesses, sisters Maggie and Sonja, will embark on an epic journey ‘home’ to Africa this week on the inaugural Kenya Airways D...


Ngamba Island’s Conservation Partnership Month ~ Raise a voice for Environment and Chimpanzee Conservation

Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust ~ In order to increase partnerships and raise a voice for environment and chimpanzee conservation to the public in Uganda, we are organising a “Conservation Partnersh...



Kenya’s biggest elephant killed by poachers, an Open Letter by Paula Kahumbu

By Paula Kahumbu Former Chief Executive Officer at Wildlife Direct June 14, 2014 at 10:12am “It is 4 am and I have been sitting at my computer for hours. I just can’t sleep after hearing the terrible news that Satao, th...



Obama to launch Major Initiative to Curb Wildlife trafficking in Africa

President Obama will launch a new initiative in Tanzania on Monday aimed at combating illegal wildlife trafficking, according to White House officials. Using his executive authority, Obama will convene a Cabinet-level task for...


The New York Times | The Price Of Ivory – In Trafficking of Wildlife, Out of Reach of the Law

HONG TONG, Laos — On an obscure and bumpy dirt road not far from the banks of the Mekong River, the compound of Vixay Keosavang stands out for its iron gates and cinder-block walls topped with barbed wire, a contrast to the r...



Opinion Piece ~ Professional Training Needed for the Booming Hospitality and Tourism Industry in Uganda, By Isaac Sebakijje

By Isaac Sebakijje, M.H.C.I.M.A ~ In East Africa today, changes are taking place that will affect travel, tourism and the hospitality industry. All stakeholders and participants including the governments need to be foresighted...



UWA – Dr. Seguya Appointed Uganda Wildlife Authority Substantive Executive Director

Dr. Andrew Ggunga Seguya has been appointed as the substantive executive director of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). The Minister of Tourism, Maria Mutagamba made the appointment ending the long running uncertainty and co...


In loving Memory of Stephen Blackie Gonsalves, Husband to our fellow Ugandan, Dorothy Musoke Gonsalves, and a great Advocate of the Batwa in Bwindi

Dear friends, Uganda has lost a great friend and loving Activist, Stephen Blackie Gonsalves: He was a great photographer and a committed advocate to helping the Batwa attain a better future, education and a path from poverty to...



Announcing The Opening of The Mahoma Nature Trail and Visitor Information Center in the Rwenzori Mountains

Press Release-The Rwenzori Mountains, the fabled ‘Mountains of the Moon’ described by the Alexandrine geographer Ptolemy 2,162 years ago, lie in western Uganda along the Uganda-Congo border. The equatorial snow peaks includ...


Wildlife Conservation Challenges in Uganda ~ Poaching in Focus

Uganda Wildlife Authority acting executive director Dr. Andrew Seguya displays some the 162 kilograms of ivory and other animal products impounded while being smuggled, in the capital Kampala. Officials in Uganda say seized nea...



Visual Journalism ~ In East Africa, Fine Art Meets Conservation, Nick Brandt

By MIKI MEEK, New York Times ~ Nick Brandt’s stark and soulful portraits are an intimate glimpse at a world under siege. A mournful ranger holds poached ivory tusks, an abandoned ostrich eggs sits on a stretch of parched eart...



Mabira Forest Focus ~ Ugandan sweet tooth threatens rain forest

By Max Delany, SOUTH AFRICA ~ Buvunya – Standing beneath the towering trees of Uganda’s threatened Mabira rainforest, farmer Godfrey Ojambo shrugs in despair and bewilderment at plans to cut down this national treas...


UGANDA: Simmering tension over Mabira Forest give-away

KAMPALA,(IRIN) – A plan to replace a large swathe of protected rainforest in Uganda with sugarcane could lead to further civil unrest in a year when nine people have been killed during strikes and protests against the ris...



Suspected gorilla traffickers arrested in DR Congo

AFP ~ Two men suspected of running a baby gorilla trafficking ring have been arrested in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, conservation activists said Friday. The two were arrested in Goma, the capital of DR Congo’s K...



MGVP ~ Baby Mountain Gorilla Rescued from Poachers is doing well

MGVP ~ A highly-endangered mountain gorilla infant rescued from poachers earlier this month is recovering well according to officials with the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project. “She was clearly sick and traumatized whe...


Discovery ~ Baby Mountain Gorilla Found in Jail with Poachers

Analysis by Jennifer Viegas | Discovery News | On Sunday night, a young mountain gorilla was found in an African jail, curled up on a bed alongside poachers who had attempted to smuggle her from the Democratic Republic of Congo...



WWF ~ Baby Mountain Gorilla Poaching Attempt Thwarted

An infant mountain gorilla has been rescued from poachers in Rwanda with the help of the International Gorilla Conservation Program (IGCP), a partnership of WWF, African Wildlife Foundation and Fauna & Flora International. ...


20 Million Year-old Ape skull found in Uganda

By Elias Biryabarema | KAMPALA (Reuters) ~ Ugandan and French scientists have discovered a fossil of a skull of a tree-climbing ape from about 20 million years ago in Uganda’s Karamoja region, the team said Tuesda...



Planet of the Apes Story line Parallel ~ ‘Project Nim’: A Chimpanzee’s Very Human, Very Sad Life

NPR, US ~ In the early 1970s, a chimpanzee named Nim was plucked from his mother’s arms and transported into human homes in the hopes that he would learn sign language and open a window into ape thoughts. FILM: Project Ni...



DFGFI Report ~ Six Orphan Grauer’s Gorillas Reach Safe Haven at GRACE

By Sinziana Demian, DFGFI Report ~ When the helicopter touched down at the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) center on Sunday afternoon, for the sixth time in two days, a long journey home finally came ...


Happy Homecoming: Six Poached Baby Grauer’s Gorillas Rescued, Returned to Congo

By: ERIN SKARDA, TIME ~ Six endangered Grauer’s gorillas were returned home to the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday after being rescued from poachers who smuggled them into neighboring Rwanda. The gorillas, who ran...







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