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MP calls for action against hippos attacking people in western Uganda

MP calls for action against hippos attacking people in western Uganda

Following several Hippo attacks to the people of Rubirizi district,the area MP Grace Kesande Bataringaya, has asked government to allow people there to defend themselves against the stray wild animals. Kesande says several people have been killed and others injured by the hippos but government has not come to their rescue, also making students to […]

‘Truly unique’ mother lioness nurses leopard cub in Tanzania

‘Truly unique’ mother lioness nurses leopard cub in Tanzania

These beautiful pictures are the first ever taken of a wild lioness nursing a cub from a different species – an extremely rare event. The pair were spotted by Joop Van Der Linde, a guest at Ndutu Safari Lodge in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The scene is the Serengeti; the attentive mother, five-year-old Nosikitok. The […]

Involve communities in fight against encroachers on wildlife centers – Mutagamba

Involve communities in fight against encroachers on wildlife centers  – Mutagamba

Outgoing Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Maria Mutagamba says that the problem of encroachers on wildlife centers can be solved if the wildlife authority can involve the communities in the planning, management and advocacy for wildlife conservation. Handing over office to the incoming minister, professor Ephraim Kamuntu, Mutagamba  said that this is the only way people will own, […]

Ministry identifies 500 sites to increase on tourism

Ministry identifies 500 sites to increase on tourism

Uganda has untapped assets in the tourism industry and the commissioner museums and monuments in the ministry of tourism, Rose Nkaale Mwanja, says that over 500 sites have been identified to increase attraction of tourists in the country. Mwanja told reporters during a meeting with visiting Turkey officials that the sites which have been neglected for […]

Uganda Revenue Authority Impounds 152 Tortoises

Uganda Revenue Authority Impounds 152 Tortoises

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) impounded 152 tortoises reportedly smuggled from the Northern District of Nakapiripirit and handed them back to Uganda Wild life authority (UWA). The tortoises that had been concealed in sacks  were displayed by URA officials at the media conference in Kampala. The assistant commissioner enforcement at URA Agnes Nabwire said that […]

Le Grand Jour premiering in Kampala this Friday

Le Grand Jour premiering in Kampala this Friday

As Uganda invests much to boost tourism industry a new film known as Le Grand Jour (The Big Day) is being premiered Friday this week in Kampala with focus to promote tourism attraction. The film is set to be launched to Ugandans by the prime minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda at Century Cineplex at Acacia mall. The […]

Ministry of Tourism finalizes construction of DNA laboratory to stem poaching

Ministry of Tourism finalizes construction of DNA laboratory to stem poaching

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has finalized the construction of DNA laboratory for wild animals in Mweya where any suspected poached meat will have to be tested as culprits are apprehended for involving in the vice. The minister of Tourism and Antiquities Dr. Maria Lubega Mutagamba says the vice of poaching is on the increase in […]

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