According to Jalon Lakony Opiyo, every time elephants invade the area, each member of the village which has around 2000 households contributes 1000 shillings for the rangers to rescue them and their properties.
Over the last 30 years Uganda has registered an increase in the number of Elephants from 2,000 to 6,000, Giraffes from 350 to 1,600, mountain Gorillas in the three countries from 350 to more than 1,000 and other animals, but these and others compete for land with humans.
In Karamoja, it is believed that Cacabus is the only vegetable that can sustain households throughout the drought period until rains begin in the next year. Furthermore, the heat from the sun aids in drying the vegetable.
Dinavensi Kyomukama narrates that her husband Asaba was arrested on March 10, 2020, from his garden along river Nsongya near Kibale National Park. According to Kyomukama, Asaba was arrested by game rangers who were chasing another person who was collecting firewood from the park.
Ssempebwa says tourism in Ssese is beyond resting on beaches and in hotels, which many people focus on but rather even the undiscovered sites that can make a positive impact if well established. He says they have opened up the museum purposely to allow tourists discover the history of Ssese islands.
Normally, the vessel leaves Kalangala for Entebbe at 8 am and Entebbe for Kalangala at 2 pm making two trips a day. However, now the vessel leaves Kalangala at 7:30 am and arrives at Nakiwogo by 11 am. It docks for 30 minutes while loading for another trip and leaves at 11:30 am and arrives at Lutoboka in Kalangala at 3 pm.
Betty Nachugae, a mother of five admits that no woman in Karamoja can complain of being overloaded with work because they are used to it. "We play our role as our mothers did. In fact, we are used to this although women from other regions keep wondering the way we live," she notes.
According to Hangi, the deceased was ambushed by five armed poachers together with his five colleagues around Kanyantare in Kyenjojo district. The poachers opened fire killing Matsipo before his team also fired back killing one poacher while the rest fled the scene.
While there are persons who engage in poaching and wildlife trade as their main activity, though illegal, the lockdown is said to have forced many others to join the practice for survival as they no longer had access to their jobs.
The Executive director Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (UWEC), James Musinguzi said the addition of Tigers to the big cat family after decades will help boost tourism both domestically and internationally.
Ssememwa Cultural Site, which sits on top of Bikakate hill in Kakumiro district, is known for trenches that were used by the legendary King, Kateboha who reigned in the 14th century AD during the Bachwezi Dynasty.
Lillian Ajarova, the Chief Executive of Uganda Tourism Board insisted that the money and other government incentives will only go to those who are fully registered, and it will help the sector be more informal.
The Bamba-Babwisi people occupied about 125 square kilometres of land covering areas near the Saara stream to River Semuliki through River Lamia to the borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Some of them settled in areas within Bwamba county within Bundibugyo district.
The National Forestry Authority and Uganda Wildlife Authority will lead implementation of the project aimed at improving monitoring and securing forest and protected areas and community livelihoods in selected areas within the Albertine region.