Friday, 23 September 2011 08:49

Preparation of the General Management Plan for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (BMCA)

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With guidance from the Uganda Wildlife Act (Cap. 200) of 2000, the Executive Director, Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) wishes to inform the general public and all interested parties in the conservation of wildlife and protected areas that UWA has initiated a process for the preparation of the General Management Plan for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The two Parks are located in the South Western corner of Uganda and cover the Districts of Kabale, Kisoro and Kanungu.

These National Parks are famous for being habitats of the few remaining populations of Mountain Gorillas in the world. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is also a world heritage site due to its unique ecosystem functions. The two parks are also transboundary in nature as they border Rwanda, and Democratic Republic of Congo.

This process will result in the production of a ten-year General Management Plan (GMP) for the two Parks through consultations with various stakeholders.

The Executive Director therefore wishes to invite suggestions from all interested panics on what should be considered for the General Management Plan effort. Plan issues to be addressed during the process will include but are not limited to:

  • Resource protection and management (natural, cultural and scenic resources)
  • Land protection and boundary issues
  • Community conservation and community involvement in landscape and natural resources management.
  • Benefit sharing and sustainable resource utilization
  • Tourist experience, use, development and access
  • Tourist information, interpretation and education
  • Tourism facilities
  • Park operations, maintenance and access
  • Research and Monitoring
  • Collaborative Management
  • Cultural issues

For your suggestions, please write to the

Executive Director, Uganda Wildlife Authority,

P.0. Box 3530, Kampala; Fax 346291

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You can also deliver your suggestions by hand at the reception within UWA building Located at Plot 7, Kira Road, Kamwokya, Kampala.

Suggestions will be accepted until April 30th 2012.

 

 

 

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