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2010-11-22 14:00:00

Environmental activists said on Monday that they are plan to fight a project that has the backing of Uganda's president to build a golf course in the country's largest and best-known national park.  President Yoweri Museveni ordered the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to allow the Madhvani Group last week to build a golf course in Murchison Falls National Park, which is a wildlife reserve. "We shall do whatever it takes, including legal action. We'll block it. We'll get an injunction,"...

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2010-05-04 06:40:38

According to Uganda's Wildlife Authority (UWA), a split has occurred in an ice cap on Uganda's highest peak as a result of global warming. The split is on a glacier located in the Rwenzori mountain range, near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. It sits at an altitude of 16,736 feet and is blocking access to the Margherita summit, said authorities. Margherita is Africa's third highest peak and is a popular spot for climbers. Scientists say the glaciers in the Rwenzori range...

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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...

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2009-09-01 06:15:00

A Wildlife Authority spokeswoman said on Monday that Facebook and Twitter users will be able to "befriend" rare Ugandan mountain gorillas, as well as track their movements. Lillian Nsubuga told AFP that the scheme was designed to promote Uganda's nascent tourism industry, and users will be able to receive updates about their endangered primate friends. "Through geo-tracking and GPS, you'll be able to get information about new births within the family and other information," she said,...


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