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2010-12-07 12:20:00

Regional authorities said Tuesday that the population of mountain gorillas in their main central African habitat has increased by a quarter in seven years. The majority of the world's mountain gorillas are found in the Virunga massif, which includes three contiguous national parks in Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda. According to a census carried out earlier this year and funded by local and foreign wildlife organizations, the population of the iconic but endangered...

2009-09-25 14:26:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- M2SYS Technology, an award-winning biometric technology research and development firm, has finalized an agreement to provide Bwindi Community Hospital with their leading-edge fingerprint identification system as part of a donation effort to support global causes. Bwindi Community Hospital provides healthcare to some of the poorest people in the world, affected with devastating diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and diarrhea, which are...

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2009-09-25 06:20:00

Uganda is set to launch a project that would allow gorilla enthusiasts to pay online visits to the nation's endangered apes, and to become virtual friends with them via the Internet, according to Ugandan officials. The "Friend a Gorilla" project will involve a system of cameras placed in a forest in the southwest part of the country that will allow people to watch the gorillas feed, run through the undergrowth and even give birth, said Moses Mapesa Wafula of the Uganda Wildlife Authority...

2008-10-09 12:00:24

BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Conservation and health organizations should work together to support human development and protect biodiversity hotspots, said experts at the World Conservation Congress on October 8, 2008. An international panel sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Population Reference Bureau presented evidence that development programs combining population, health, and environment efforts can be more effective and...

2005-08-17 08:32:19

By Daniel Wallis BUNYARUGURU CRATER LAKES, Uganda (Reuters) - Serving cold drinks to rich vacationers at a luxurious retreat in the hills of western Uganda, barman George Kaganda says tourism has been good to him. "I have 12 children and because of my steady employment they will all have land when I am gone," the 51-year-old says. Once holding the dubious honor of being the late dictator Idi Amin's favorite waiter, Kaganda says the hotel industry has freed him from the poverty...

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2005-04-10 08:25:00

ESA -- A two-year joint ESA and UNESCO project to chart the habitats of endangered mountain gorillas with satellites came to a fruitful finish in Paris, with end-users receiving final maps and geographical data products for use in the field. "These maps will help us make our anti-poaching efforts more effective," said Eulalie Bashige, Director General of the Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). "We can also clarify the...

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2005-01-09 12:40:00

NASA -- Satellites provide a bird's eye view of planet Earth, and the space-based vantage can be extremely useful to people interested in viewing out-of-the-way places. Conservationists, for example, must monitor far-flung areas in need of protection. Wars, poverty, remoteness, lack of government involvement, and uncertainty over the best places and ways to focus limited resources can all hinder conservation efforts. Now, NASA satellite imagery is giving scientists and conservationists some...


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