Wildlife Photo exhibition comes to Kampala

Growing up in London, Gordon Longmead would run away from school to walk in the country to view the wildlife, a passion that eventually germinated into a flourishing nature photography career.

Bringing rhinos back to Uganda, one calf at a time

Rhinos are coming back to Uganda.

The animals, indigenous to the country, were completely wiped out by 1982. Now, thanks to the combined effort of several private and public bodies, they are making a comeback.

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is drafting a National Rhino Strategy that will see the re-introduction of black rhinos in the wildlife reserves.

This was revealed during a conference held in Kampala on the development of a ten year National Rhino Strategy for Uganda.

Uganda microchips rhinos to fight poaching

Identifying notches in the ears can be seen on one of the rhinos at Uganda's Ziwa sanctuary.

Uganda has begun microchipping its rhinos as part of a global effort to fight poaching and the illegal trade in rhino horn.

Bella and her baby Luna at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary revels in successful breeding programme

Bella and her three-month old daughter Luna look unbothered by the scores of curious eyes and whispers of human beings in their vicinity.

Kori and her only hours’ old baby girl, now named Waribe

A couple, wishing to remain anonymous but whose contribution to the rhino conservation nevertheless needs a mention and a standing ovation, has named the third of Kori's calves Waribe – meaning 'Unite' or 'Coming together' in Alur, a local vernacular. Kori's previous calves were named Justus and Laloyo by the same couple.

Uhuru, the newly-born baby rhino and its mother at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Restock. The baby rhino is part of efforts aimed at restocking the animals in national parks and boosting tourism.

Conservationists, environment and wildlife enthusiasts received the news of the birth of a new female rhino at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary with excitement at the weekend, saying it will offer an opportunity for tourists to see the ‘Big Five’ animals.

Sign and rhino sculputures, showing visitors the way at Nakitoma towards the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Breaking news just in from the Rhino Fund Uganda confirms that another rhino baby was born on the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary overnight. Nandi, donated some years ago by the Disney Animal Kingdom in Florida to the Rhino Fund Uganda, now had her third baby since she arrived at the sanctuary.

Reports from the Environment Investigation Agency (EIA) indicate that talks are underway to legalise trade in rhinoceros horn, a move conservationists say will only boost the already ongoing illegal trade in the tropics.

The move comes four years after the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species legalised elephant ivory trade, and since then, EIA reports show poaching in ivory has resumed as was in the ‘80s.

Baby rhino with the mother at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

According to the executive director of Rhino Fund Uganda, Ange Genade, the baby was born last week.

The mother, 12-year-old Bella, who was taken to the sanctuary in 2004 from Kenya, and the baby are in good health.

Another baby was born yesterday, throwing staff at the sanctuary into celebratory mood. Both babies are female and were fathered by Taleo, who is the dominant male, according to Genade.   

RHINO Fund Uganda has been named in the probe over mismanagement of a sh70b the World Bank funded project.

In a recent press release, however, the rhino breeding firm denies receiving money from the Government to cater for salaries and training of its staff.

The Rhino Fund Uganda, a duly registered NGO, has taken exception to the blatant misrepresentation and factual errors floated in the Ugandan media in regard to statements allegedly made before the current ongoing Commission of Enquiry, headed by Rtd. Justice Kanyeihamba, which is tasked to look into the use of the so called 'Pamsu Funds' under a major project deal financed by the World Bank.

THERE are many things we could do for love. In this case it was for the love wild animals, particularly, the rhinoceros. Nineteen teams of six people each, on Saturday, dared the scary rapids on the upper Nile near Bujagali Falls to raise funds to replenish the depleted rhinoceros.

Uganda used to be home to thousands of rhinos but due to poaching during the years of civil unrest, the last rhino was killed in 1982.

Another rhino was born on the night of January 2, at the Nakasongola Rhino Sanctuary. Two others were born last year.

We have started the New Year with another birth, said Angie Genade, who heads the Rhino Fund Uganda.

We are excited about the birth and the prospects it will bring to the sanctuary.

UGANDA has seen its second rhino born at the Nakasongola sanctuary this year. After giving birth to a bull calf named Barack Obama six months ago, another male calf was produced at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary this weekend.

This brings the total number of rhinos at the sanctuary to eight. The number is expected to increase to nine because a pregnant mother is expected to deliver next month.