Good Ugandan wildlife news

This video says about itself:

Dec 28, 2008

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, which covers 331 km2, is located in the southwest corner of Uganda near the borders of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. There are 4 groups of gorillas that have been habituated to humans, three in the northwest section of the park and one in the southwest section. We trekked the group in the south called the Nkoringo group, the most isolated out of the four. The Uganda Wildlife Authority only authorizes 36 permits a day, eight per group and recommends booking permits at least three months in advance. We waited 10 days for our permits. Permit holders pay $360 to enjoy one hour maximum with the gorillas.

From East African Business Week (Kampala, Uganda):

Uganda: Wildlife Soars

By Samuel Nabwiiso, 17 July 2013

Kampala — The number of animals in Uganda’s national parks and game reserves has soared over the past decade, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has said.

Latest figures show that the population of some species has doubled since 1999, spokesperson Lillian Nsubuga said.

“Wildlife has benefited from improved monitoring and the expulsion of rebels from the country. This led to the animals population rise, especially for buffalos, giraffes and elephants,” she said in a statement.

New statistics show that the population with the biggest increase is that of the Impala, a grazing antelope.

The number of Impala in Uganda has surged to more than 35,000, from around 1,600 at the time of the last census in 1999.

Hippopotamuses, waterbucks, and zebras are also on the increase.

Ms Nsubuga said the UWA had been able to reduce poaching by improving the monitoring of national parks and reserves and by offering incentives to local communities to protect wildlife.

Since the expulsion of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) from northern Uganda, wildlife officials have also been able to limit poaching in Murchison Falls National Park.

“We can’t say that poaching is no longer a problem, but we have been able to reduce it”, Ms Nsubuga said.

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