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UWA director wins global conservation award
The long time and relentless conservation efforts by one of our very own directors at the Uganda Wildlife Authority have paid dividends. He has earned international fame by winning a global conservation award. Keep watch on this space for the details at the right time.

Kidepo Valley National Park comes of age 

Preparations are under way by UWA, Friends of Conservation and the Tourism Fraternity to mark her 50 years of existence in August this year. The function will include among others recognition for personalities who have contributed to the development of the protected area and outstanding women in conservation.


Construction of Simaya Marine Ranger post in MFNP by Uganda Conservation Foundation nears completion. This will go a long way in addressing the poaching in the area involving fishermen from the Albert across the Nile.

Two of our rangers who got involved in a motor accident immediately after the pass out at Murchison Falls Training ground (Ms Faure and Boaz Bwambale)are steadily recovering from the fractures they sustained. The rest of the rangers who passed out on April 3, have since reported to their respective conservation areas.

 Bitukura's Ruhara has a new baby

All gorilla conservation friends will be delighted to know that the Bitukura family number has grown with a member more has a new birth has been registered. Ruhara, an Adult Female has given birth to a baby much to the delight of the entire family of Bitukura and gorilla friends. The group size is surely regaining after defections were witnessed for the better part of last year. Rukara silverback, who joined Kyaguliro group last year, has not yet returned.

Curious infants and juveniles of the group were seen struggling to feel the new infant who was tightly guarded and monitored by the dominant SB Ndahura. The mother for the better part of the day dedicates her time to breast feeding and grooming the infant. Despite the rainy season pounding all the sectors of the park, Ruhija’s Bitukura group has since looked bright and definitely in high spirits.  The family lead by towering Ndahura SB has been seen happily going about their usual daily rigors with no worries.

The family generally looks happy, closer despite the loss of three members who defected to other gorilla families in the due course of the year. ADF Betina has her wounds healing after the famous fight she was engrossed in when a wild family had an incursion with the family and come to a brink of snatching her.

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