Monthly Archives: May 2013

Kenya introduces tougher penalties for poachers

Some time ago, we reported how the battle for wildlife conservation in Kenya is heating up, and we are pleased to say the pressure applied by activists and organizations in Kenya is paying off, as the Kenyan government voted last …

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Rwanda launch Kwita Izina 2013

This year will see the 9th annual naming ceremony of gorillas, called Kwita Izina, take place on 22nd June in Musanze, near Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Twelve gorilla infants and one new gorilla family are due to be named …

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Conservation in Murchison steps up with new ranger post

Earlier this month, a new ranger post at Semanya in Murchison Falls National Park was handed over to the Uganda Wildlife Authority by the Uganda Conservation Foundation. The Uganda Conservation Foundation raised funds and built the Semanya Ranger Post to …

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Heavy rains in Rwanda close tourism routes

Heavy rains during the last month have led to landslides on the main tourism route to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, home to the mountain gorillas. The main Kigali-Musanze highway was closed over the weekend following serious structural damage to …

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Breakfast in Bwindi – with the gorillas!

One of our favourite luxury safari lodges near Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Mahogany Springs, has just been visited by the Rushegura family of gorillas. Seen here in this video, the gorillas help themselves to banana palms just below the lodge restaurant …

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