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UWA to Remove Marabou Stork Nestlings from Parliament cattle egrets 2 1

The move follows a plea by State Minister for Mineral Development Sarah Opendi earlier in September, to the Parliamentary Commission to get rid of Marabou storks around the precincts of Parliament saying they pause a health threat to the MPs.
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KCCA Drafting Law To Preserve Historical Buildings From Tasteless Investors 2

KCCA and Conservationists are still battling with Watoto Church Limited management that wants to demolish the historical structure formerly known as Norman Cinema and put up a 'modern' structure. If Watoto Ltd ignore the city authorities and the conservationists and proceed destroy the original structure, they can only be fined ugx2,000( about half a dollar).
16:30
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Colobus Monkey Faces Extinction in Uganda wildlife tourism 3 1

Christine Nakayenze, a game warden at Mountain Elgon national park says the Bagishu traditional dancers who go for the circumcision (imbalu) dance hunt down the colobus monkeys for their skin.
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Rubirizi Residents Minting Cash from Elephant Dung elephants in uganda 3

Kyomugisha says the project has changed the lives of Rubirizi residents as they are now able to pay fees for their children in private schools and universities. She says that they have also constructed social amenities such as health facilities, energy stoves and a hotel, which has brought windfall profits that they only dreamt of in the past.
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Kenzo Officially Unveiled as Uganda's Tourism Ambassador 3 1 Top story

Although Uganda Tourism Board had engaged the same musician to join the Tulambule campaign two years ago, he was unable to perform the duties because of his running contract with Kenya. Today, State Minister for Tourism Godfrey Kiwanda said that Kenzo was now ready to use his global profile to promote Uganda as a preferred tourism destination through his music.
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Lucrative Bone Trade Fuelling Disappearance of Lions - Conservationist 3 1 Top story

Although commercial trade in all big cat products is banned, except for the lion parts and specimens, Lion bones are used as an alternative to tiger bones in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
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Tour Operators Criticise UTB’s Tulambule Campaign Great Lakes Safaris 2

Laura Kagame the founder and Managing Director of TravelNeza said the only attempt Uganda Tourism Board made to entice Ugandans with the Tulambule campaign was made all wrong when they involved celebrities as brand ambassadors something she says was out of reach for many Ugandans. For her, already there’s a feeling that tourism is for a certain class and this campaign just came to confirm that.
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Uganda WildLife Authority Chokes on Dwindling Funds 4

UWA is losing an average of UGX 7 billion (two million dollars) per month as a result of the COVID -19 pandemic lockdown.
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Govt to Construct an All-Weather Road in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 1

The proposed 40-kilometre road from Kisoro to Kanungu is expected to ease access to tourist attractions in the Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga Park tourism value chain. The new road will replace the existing murram road which had become impassable, especially during the rainy seasons, yet it had no safety signage.
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Community Museums Seek UGX 3.6bn Lockdown 1 3

Members of the association led by their chairperson Abraham Kitaulwa on Monday petitioned the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga.
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Conservationists Call for Preservation of Watoto Church Building 4 1 Top story

In October last year, Watoto Church Limited through Symbion Uganda Limited, a multinational architectural firm submitted an architectural design to the Directorate of Physical Planning at Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA for redevelopment of Watoto Church.
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Wildlife Sculptures Bring Fresh Look to Kira Road 3 3

Steven Masaba the Director for Tourism at UWA says each sculpture shall contain information regarding a specific National Park for which it is a signature animal. For instance, the Lion known for Queen Elizabeth Park shall bare information about Queen Elizabeth park.
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Wildlife Crime Putting Human Health at Risk - Report 1 Top story

The Wildlife Crime Report 2020, which was released this afternoon points out that the poachers have increasingly threatened pangolins, birds, turtles, tigers and bears which are poached from their natural habitat, butchered and sold illegally.
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USAID Extends UGX80Bn to Address Poaching, Wildlife Conflict in Uganda biodiversity 1

In a Press statement, USAID said the multi-year activities will reduce wildlife trafficking, help communities manage their natural resources and promote real world alternatives to poaching and encroachment into natural areas.
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Govt’s Must Integrate Bicycles in Transport Infrastructure Design After COVID-19 1 Top story

The COVID-19 crisis has cut off commutes, and group activities involving travel of all kinds, throwing recreational sports around the world into a deep freeze. But cycling has not only proved to be largely pandemic-proof, but it also seems to be growing in popularity in many cities, across the world.
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Uganda Tourism Board Warns on Tampering with Murchison Falls dam 1

The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has warned against developments in the Murchison falls, saying tampering with it will destroy Ugandas tourism sector.
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UTB to Market Uganda as Safest Destination after COVID-19 lockdown 3 1

UTB Chief Executive Officer Lilly Ajarova says that the fact that western media has hailed Uganda as a country for taking leadership on the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be ignored.
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Fall in Carbon Emissions is Short-Term Good News – Meteorology Chief 1 2 Top story

Quarantining and lockdowns have forced industries to shut down, and this, has crashed emission of Nitrogen dioxide, a major air pollutant, closely linked to factory output and vehicles on the roads. A forecast produced by climate experts of the Global Carbon Project also predicts that carbon dioxide emissions could fall by the largest amount since World War II.
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COVID-19 to Cause Slash in Foreign Investment for Exploration Activities – Report World Bank 1 Top story

Last month, Uganda extended the deadline by six months to September 2020 for applications for those who wish to explore six blocks in the Albertine region. The report notes that “the fall in commodity prices—especially crude oil, metals, and minerals—will not only reduce their export proceeds but also slash the amount of financing brought by foreign investors.”
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Makerere in Talks With Buganda to Solve Land Dispute authority 1 1

Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, the Vice-Chancellor of Makerere University says the kingdom is among the good friends of the university and in case of any issues, they would be able to amicably resolve the dispute.
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