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RVC research examines human risk to mountain gorillas

Students from the RVC have been looking at zoonotic diseases from another angle in research published in scientific journal Parasites and Vectors. Instead of looking at the risks of humans catching diseases from animals, scientists have looked at how humans have impacted on a critically endangered species – in this case, the mountain gorilla. Isolated species According to researchers, ...
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Black Rhinos return to Rwanda

Today marks a historic day for Akagera and Rwanda as 10 Eastern black rhinos arrive in Kigali and make their way to the park following a 10 year absence. The last confirmed sighting of a rhino in Akagera was in 2007. “Rhinos are one of the great symbols of Africa yet they are severely threatened and ...
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Kenya Reduces park entry fees further

In a bit to increase tourist numbers in Kenya, the country has decided to make a further reduction in the entry fees to the wildlife parks and reserves. With effect from November 1st 2016, the rates were reduced to enable the destination more affordable by Kenya wildlife Service (KWS). Entry fees to @kwskenya Parks & Reserves capped ...
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Mpanga Forest Trail Running Race

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Edition of Mpanga Trail Running Challenge scheduled for 17th April 2016, organized by Activate Uganda: The Mpanga Forest Trail Running Challenge is one of the best races suitable for both adults and children as it’s not far from CBD and running in carbon free environment with very beautiful Landscape. Mpanga Forest is a 45 minute drive from Kampala on Makasa Road, 2km from ...
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UNEP Signs Agreement with Zayed International Foundation for the Environment

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) signed an agreement today with the Zayed International Foundation for the Environment to produce an international textbook on inclusive green economy. UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and the Chairman of the Higher Committee of the Zayed International Foundation for the Environment, Dr. Mohammed Ahmed bin Fahad, signed the agreement, set ...
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Rwanda Restores Ecosystems, Generating Record Tourism and New Opportunities for Growth

Rwanda has undergone a remarkable economic and social reconstruction in recent years and recorded consistent growth rates of 8 per cent a year between 2001 and 2012, according to the BBC's Country Profile. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank say that the country, along with many of its African neighbours, is entering an ...
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UNEP Deputy Chief Calls for Measures to Protect Africa’s Natural Resources

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Deputy Executive Director, Ibrahim Thiaw, called on Monday for better protection of Africa's abundant wildlife and natural capital as a way to realize African Union's (AU) ambitious Agenda 2063. Speaking at the retreat of the AU Executive Council in Mekelle, Ethiopia, Mr. Thiaw told African Ministers of Foreign Affairs that the ...
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Uganda Murchison Falls National Park: Giraffe translocation

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has started the process of translocation of 20 giraffes from the northern to the southern sector of Murchison Falls National Park. Two giraffes will also be moved to the Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC) in Entebbe. While flagging off of the exercise at UWA headquarters last Friday, the acting executive director of UWA, ...
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