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Archive for September, 2012

Elephant poaching in Uganda

Hon. Minister Maria Mutagamba, Uganda’s new minister of tourism, wildlife and antiquities has refuted recent media reports about an escalation in poaching in most of Uganda’s protected areas which created the impression that Uganda’s wildlife is on the verge of extinction.

While speaking to the media in Kampala on Sept. 11, Mutagamba noted that the impression created by the media reports that Uganda’s wildlife is at the verge of extinction and that Uganda Wildlife Authority is not doing much to control  the vice is an exaggeration of the problem.

She did not dispute reports that over the last four years, there has been a recorded increase in poaching activity, especially of elephants.  But she said poaching of elephants was increasing all over the continent and not only in Uganda.

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Oldest Fossil Ever Discovered on Earth Returned to Uganda.

Remains of what is believed to be the oldest fossil ever discovered on Earth has been returned to Uganda.  The fossil was discovered by a joint team of Ugandan and French scientists last year on July 18th at Napak, near mount Moroto, in Karamoja, North Eastern Uganda and is called Uganda pithecus Major.

This is the oldest, most complete ape fossil ever to be discovered on Earth and is believed to be aged between 19 and 20 million years. He has been returned after spending about a year in the French capital Paris where the skull fragments discovered were used to make a reconstruction of what the skull may have looked like.

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Very Sad News about Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Mountain Gorillas

Bwindi has a population of around 340 gorillas of which an estimated 116 are habituated. Gorillas are intelligent, majestic, gentle giants that share over 90% of their genetic material with humans. All of Bwindi’s habituated gorillas are known individually by the rangers and have been given names in order to identify them.

Friend a gorilla reported that on Monday a Senior Adult female Bwiruka (local name for the one who knows how to run fast) was found dead by trackers visiting Nshongi Family in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Friend a gorilla reports that the cause of death is yet to be established but is suspected to be advanced age since she had been noticed to be frail and trailing the Family members most of the times in the recent past.

May her soul rest in eternal peace

Uganda unveils official jubilee song

The Ugandan Government launched the official jubilee song titled ‘Yoga Yoga’ at the Independence monument in Kampala ahead of Uganda’s Jubilee celebrations on October 9th. Yoga Yoga is a powerful jubilation dance song with beats from native Uganda that draws from all tribes from Uganda. See more

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