March 2013 Newsletter


UWA passes out 430 rangers

A total of 430 rangers including 354 men and 76 women aged between 20-30 have been passed out and deployed to different conservation areas to beef the already existing force of 900 in the field.

The pass out ceremony on March 3,2013 was presided over by the President of Republic of Uganda and Commander of the Armed Forces, General Yoweri Museveni at the Murchison Falls Training ground, Nwoya district .The ceremony was witnessed by Hon. Maria Mutagamba the minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, State minister for Wildlife, Ms Agnes Akiror, minister of state and MP Nwoya ,Mr. Richard Todwong, Permanent secretary(MTWA) Ambassador Patrick Mugoya,UWA Board of Trustees, the fourth division commander Brigadier Mbadi, district leaders from Buliisa,Masindi,Kiryandongo and Nwoya among others .
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Tourism awards Museveni for excellence in leadership conservation

award-DSC 0244-001For his passionate struggle to protect, promote and conserve Uganda's wildlife heritage, stake holders in the Conservation and Tourism fraternity has recognized President Yoweri Museveni with a award of excellence in Leadership for conservation.

According to the citation made by the chairman Board of Trustees (BoT) chairman, Uganda Wildlife Authority Mr. Benjamin Otto on March 3, 2013 at Pabidi West in Murchison Falls National Park, under the President Museveni led NRM administration; National parks have increased to 10 from 4 in 1986.
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The management of Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has launched a Gorilla tracking promotion to enable potential visitors enjoy the same gorilla experience at subsidized rates in Bwindi Impenetrable National park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park..

The promotion is aimed at giving back to UWA's esteemed customers .The promotional period is running from the 1st April to 31st May 2013. The promotion is open to all visitors, tour operators and partners of Uganda Wildlife authority.
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The pass out of 430 UWA rangers graced by the President of the republic of Uganda was a key milestone in the recent history of conservation and tourism sector. 80 of these will continue for further training to form the first ever intelligence unit for UWA while 100 will be deployed to Murchison Falls Conservation Area to monitor oil and hydro power activities. Others have been deployed to various Conservation Areas and the headquarters. Read More



 A magistrate’s court in Kiboga on Wednesday sentenced a total of 76 poachers to a fine of 100,000 shillings each or serving a four month jail term after they pleaded guilty to the charges of illegal hunting and being in possession of wildlife species.Read More


UGX 622,000,000 disbursed to Kisoro, Kabale, Kanungu

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A total of UGX 622,068,320 was early this month given out by Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Area (BMCA) Read More

Kibale CA receives weather equipment

Kibale Conservation Area as received a kind donation of two automatic weather stations by Makerere University Read More


Uganda's participation in CoP 16

Uganda as a contracting Party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Read More


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