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UWA FUNDRAISING FOR SILVER-BACK GORILLA CONSERVATION

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2022 The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has launched a fundraising campaign aimed at mobilizing resources for conservation of Silver-back Gorillas. UWA- Bwindi, in partnership with  “GORILLAS  our friends FOREVER” Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-Evan), and local …

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PROF CHRISTINE DRANZOA, MUNI UNIVERSITY’S TOP RANKED SCIENTIST PASSES ON

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU                   ARUA: TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2022 Prof Christine Dranzoa, Muni University’s top ranked scientist and Vice chancellor has passed on. A natural and biological scientist, Dranzoa’s areas of specialty included biodiversity conservation, ecology, tourism, and gender and community development. At the time of her demise at about 3:30am last …

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SAVING MT KEI FOREST FROM CROSS BORDER CRIMINALS

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU MOUNT KEI: FRIDAY, Jun 24, 2022 This story was produced with support from the Rainforest Journalism Fund in partnership with the Pulitzer Center. A rough, dusty road from Yumbe town in West Nile sub-region of Uganda passes through Mount Kei national forest reserve (formally known as Mount …

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TILENGA BIODIVERSITY PROJECT WILL LEAVE MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK BETTER –NEMA

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2022 Barirega Akankwasah, the Executive Director of the National Environment Management Authority has said that the Tilenga Bio-diversity protection and conservation program would leave the Murchison Falls National Park in a better state. Calling it “a pilot on biodiversity offset” project in Uganda’s …

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TACKLING DEFORESTATION TO STOP FAMILY BREAK-UPS IN WEST NILE

Young girls from harvesting firewood BY FEDERICK DRAMADRI              ARUA: THURSDAY, JUNE 02, 2022 In the West Nile sub-region, the districts of Terego, Madi Okollo, Obongi, Yumbe, Koboko and Adjumani are hosting refugees. Together with those that are densely populated, these districts are experiencing rapid …

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DR CHARLES NIWAGABA: HOW HE ROSE TO GLOBAL FAME

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2022 Dr Charles Niwagaba, Makere University’s second-best scientist and Uganda’s overall third is not new to winning awards and recognition. From a village in Kabale, Western Uganda, his rise through the academic ranks has been glittery. He joined Kigezi College Butobere in 1989 …

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KENYA NEEDS COLLABORATION OF STATE SECURITY, PRIVATE GUARDS TO COMBAT TERRORISM- JOSEPHINE KULUO

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2022 To effectively combat the rising threat of terrorism, Kenya needs enhanced collaboration between state security and private security actors, Josephine Kuluo, a Lawyer and Consultant with Skywatch Security ltd has said. “There should be a robust intra relation between the national security …

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YUMBE SLUDGE TREATMENT PLANT DESIGNER 3RD MOST PRODUCTIVE SCIENTIST IN UGANDA

  BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2022 Dr Charles B Niwagaba, the designer of the sh580m sludge and waste water treatment plant in Yumbe district has ranked third among 500 most productive scientists in Uganda by the Alper-Doger Scientific Index. Dr Niwagaba, a Makerere University scientist is an …

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