Category Archives: Wildlife Conservation

Chimp Tracking in Uganda

Most people in Uganda think Kibale National Park is the only place to go for a good chimp tracking experience. I heartily disagree. I have always been a big fan of Kaniyo-Pabidi forest near Murchison Falls National Park. Not only … Continue reading

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When Elephants and Humans Collide

Here is a great article I just came across in the Black Star News that highlights the important and complicated issues around human – elephant conflict in Africa. Elephants traditionally ranged over thousands of miles. As population growth in Uganda … Continue reading

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Uganda Mountain Gorilla Census Has Begun

Conservation organizations in Uganda have begun a new census to count the critically endangered mountain gorillas in the western mountains. With an estimated value in tourism dollars of $1 million per gorilla per year, these animals are important both in … Continue reading

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Ugandan Elephant Killed for Being Too Friendly

In his recent Uganda Conservation Update, Wolfgang Thome writes of a friendly elephant likely poisoned by locals: WINDOW SHOPPING ELEPHANT POISONED The female elephant, recently risen to fame when pictures were published in the Uganda media about walking along the … Continue reading

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Pearls of Uganda – New Uganda Tourism Resource

While the tourism potential in Uganda is boundless, the current tourism infrastructure is…ummm…lacking. As one traveler who wrote an article for The Independent found out, planning your own trip to Uganda can be a nightmare. Toilet in Murchison Falls NP … Continue reading

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JGI-Uganda Ecotourism Project Nominated for Conservation Award

I love seeing good news on the conservation and tourism front in Uganda. It’s even better when it is about The Jane Goodall Instutute, which is my favorite conservation group in Uganda. The following information is from the JGI Website: … Continue reading

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Free Conservation Biology Resource

This new Conservation Biology textbook has been made freely available by the authors and Oxford University Press in an effort to get this information to as many people in the world as possible. Click on the image below to download the full text, or to download individual sections and to read reviews on Mongabay.com: Continue reading

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Uganda’s Wetlands

Video of images from Uganda’s wetlands. Continue reading

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Wild Thoughts is One Year Old!

This is a big milestone. To celebrate, I thought I’d share some of the highlights from the year, and then re-post the very first entry from 21 January, 2010.

First the highlights:

* Over 15,000 hits – not bad for a first year, starting from scratch
* 110 posts
* Featured once on Freshly Pressed
* Post Talking About Race With Kids published in Elephant Journal
* Switched from Wordpress.com to Wordpress.org and created new site with a new domain (still hoping to get my old readers back!)
* Ranked a Top Uganda Blog by GoOverseas
* Recently invited to be an author for Global Voices Online – stay tuned for more on that
* I’ve met some very interesting people through the blog
* I’ve learned a lot
* I’ve had a lot of fun

This blog truly was one of my highlights from 2010 and I look forward to expanding its reach in 2011.

Now for a trip through memory lane. The inaugural post: Continue reading

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Stalking Lioness

Watch how carefully this stalking lioness places her huge paws… Continue reading

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