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Mpanga Forest Trail Running Challenge

We are pleased to introduce the first ever Trail Running race in Uganda on 11 October 2015, organised by Activate Uganda: the Mpanga Forest Trail Running Challenge! Mpanga Forest is a 45 minute drive from Kampala on Makasa Road, 2km from Mpigi town (about 36km from Kampala). This is some of the most beautiful running to be done in Uganda. The trail runs through the forest ...
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Noise may shorten sparrow lives

Noise can be dangerous to the sparrow, researchers have said. Researchers from France's National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) noticed that chicks conceived and raised in the din of city traffic have shorter caps on their chromosomes than those reared in a quieter place. Often likened to shoelace tips, these protective ends dubbed telomeres, can predict ...
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15 Endangered Rothschild’s Giraffe now in Lake Mburo National Park

The giraffe are out and freely roaming the Park now. Recently all 15 newly introduced endangered Rothschild giraffe have been seen together. They are nearly always seen on Research Track & Kazuma not far from Mihingo Lodge. It's exciting to have guests returning from their drives with sightings of these new creatures and they are top ...
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Gorilla Run has primates rushing through river valley

If you happened to spot a couple hundred gorillas rushing through the river valley, don't worry: it probably isn't the precursor to a primate invasion. Instead, they're more likely taking part in this year's Gorilla Run, which aims to raise awareness about the plight of mountain gorillas. 'It's about people helping people and helping to save a critically ...
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Uganda welcomes a new Baby Rhino

According to the news coming from Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, there has been a new baby Rhino number 10. At 11h00 on the 5th September 2015 the 10th baby rhino since 2009 was born on Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Rhino became extinct in Uganda in 1983 and in 2005/2006 Rhino Fund Uganda brought rhino back by introducing 6 Southern White ...
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In eastern Congo, a gorilla reserve tries to rise above its troubled region

Strolling among the tombstones of Virunga National Park’s “gorilla graveyard,” Innocent Mburanumwe, one of the chief wardens, smiles as he talks about his favorite gorilla, whose bald head reminds him of an old man. Here in Africa’s oldest national park, he has watched the iconic mountain gorilla population, the largest in the world, rebound to almost ...
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2 Days to Ngamba Sanctuary benefit Concert

On the 30th July 2015, The chimpanzees and the friends of chimpanzees will be treated with power-packed great music, presentation and ruffle at The Fenix Supper Club in Downtown San Rafael, CA. It will be hosted by a renowned wildlife Conservationist Chris Austria and 50% of the proceeds will go to save chimpanzees at Ngamba ...
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