Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in southwestern Uganda, just on the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is a ‘place full of darkness’ as its name suggests in the local Runyankole-Rukiga dialect. It is home to a variety of interesting fauna and flora, including the endangered mountain gorillas, that are part of the about 1000 […]
The roads to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda meander through spectacular landscape sceneries including the plains and the escarpments of the Great East African Rift Valley before reaching this famous home of endangered mountain gorillas. One of the must-see sceneries is Enengo, the meandering ridges of the Western Rift Valley escarpment.
Armed with coffee, an organization in Uganda is looking to secure the future of the endangered Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in southwestern Uganda. The Gorilla Conservation Coffee, is a social enterprise of Conservation Through Public Health, an award-winning NGO and nonprofit. It was launched in late 2015 and targets improving the livelihoods of […]
The over 6,200 landless Batwa pygmies, a forest-dwelling group of over hunter-gatherers in southwestern Uganda, are a perfect example of conservation refugees. They were displaced from their lands in Echuya, Mugahinga, and Bwindi Impenetrable forests in southwestern Uganda in 1991 to pave way for the creation of protected areas to conserve the engendered Mountain Gorillas. […]
The rapid growth of Buhoma village close to the main entrance of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Kanungu district south western Uganda into a relatively big town is a perfect example of local economic development through tourism. According to the International Institute for Environment and Development, before the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the number of […]