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Virunga National Park

Transboundary Gorilla Conservation and Tourism Management

Transboundary Gorilla Conservation and Tourism Management

Virunga National Park

This is to share with the general public information regarding the movement of out of Bwindi’s habituated gorilla groups, Rushegura, to DR Congo but at the same time assure the public particularly tour operators, hotel and lodge operators and the tourists themselves that UWA had long anticipated this movement and accordingly planned to ensure that

Wildlife in Kidepo

Animal Numbers Flourish in the Wild

Animal Numbers Flourish in the Wild

Wildlife in Kidepo

Conservationists are chest thumping as they join Uganda Wildlife Authority in celebrating more animal births. Following last year’s baby boom of mountain Gorillas, this year has also witnessed births of iconic species in Uganda. Bitukura Gorilla group in Ruhija registered a delightful birth of yet another addition to the gorilla numbers on 28th July, 2021.

Garama Cave

The Mysteries of Garama Cave in Mgahinga National Park

The Mysteries of Garama Cave in Mgahinga National Park

Garama Cave

During a recent visit to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park with a group of journalists, the tour guides took us for a visit to the mysterious Garama Cave, which was the home of the Batwa Community for decades. The 342m long cave gives an insight into the kind of life led by the Batwa who are

Rafiki the Gorilla

Rafiki Silverback Killer Sentenced to Prison

Rafiki Silverback Killer Sentenced to Prison

Rafiki the Gorilla

The Kabale Chief Magistrate’s Court on July, 30, 2020 sentenced Byamukama Felix to 11 years in prison for killing Rafiki the Silverback of Nkuringo Gorilla group and other wildlife in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Byamukama pleaded guilty to three counts that included illegal entry into the protected area, killing a gorilla and a duiker. The

Rafiki of Nkuringo

Rafiki Killers Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

Rafiki Killers Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

Rafiki of Nkuringo

A poacher who confessed haing killed Rafiki, a 25-year-old silverback gorilla in Bwindi has been sentenced to serve 11 years in Prison. The poacher who was arrested by the Uganda Wildlife Authority on June has been sentenced on charges of illegally entering a protected area and killing a gorilla. Rafiki who was the head of

AWF Donates Food to UWA

African Wildlife Foundation Donates Food to UWA rangers

African Wildlife Foundation Donates Food to UWA rangers

AWF Donates Food to UWA

UWA has received 15 tonnes of maize flour, 6 tonnes of beans and 500 litres of cooking oil from AWF to support rangers to carry out their day to day duties amidst the COVID 19 pandemic that has seen a drop in revenue earning for UWA. The handover of these items happened at the Uganda

Nkuringo Family

Nkuringo Gorilla Group Safe and Stable

Nkuringo Gorilla Group Safe and Stable

Nkuringo Family

Concerns had been raised about the stability of  this group after it lost a silverback-Rafiki recently. The news from the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest indicate that the the group of 11 individuals  is intact with 4 black backs and 3 infants. The team resported that it was fascinating to watch Furaha, one of the mothers adjust

Public Statement on ReOpening Uganda Parks

Public Statement on ReOpening Uganda Parks

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The Management of Uganda Wildlife Authority wishes to inform the public that after consultations with various stakeholders and putting in place standard operating procedures for the containment of the possible spread of COVID-19 in our protected areas, the savannah parks are now open for tourism. Primate parks however remain closed to the public until further

UWA Conservation Tariff and Fees for 2020-2022 Out

UWA Conservation Tariff and Fees for 2020-2022 Out

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The Conservation tariff for 2020 -2022 is now out. major changes are increase of Gorilla tracking fees from US$600 to US$700 for Foreign non residents, and US$500 to US$600 for Foreign  residents Park entrance fees remain unchanged. Down load the detail tariff by following the link .

Rothschilds Giraffe Now Listed as Endangered Species

Rothschilds Giraffe Now Listed as Endangered Species

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If we don’t act now, future generations, may only see giraffes in encyclopedias and museums. The planet’s tallest animal is now facing a threat of potentially being wiped off the face of the earth with two subspecies listed as “critically endangered” for the first time. According to the latest report of the International Union for