Uganda’s Billion Dollar Bird: The Shoebill

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The Shoebill serves as the symbol of the magnificent wildlife experiences Uganda offers visitors, which may seem a bit odd. Nor is the Shoebill the national bird of Uganda. The post Uganda’s Billion Dollar Bird: The Shoebill appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Mike And Corey Are Going To Uganda!

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Yes, we’ll be heading to Africa, more specifically the “Pearl of Africa,” Uganda. Uganda boasts a checklist of well over one thousand species of birds and host of mammals, reptiles, and interesting insects. … The post Mike And Corey Are Going To Uganda!

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A Brief Tour of Uganda, The Pearl of Africa

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By the time this post publishes, I’ll be on an airplane heading back to the United States following a truly remarkable two week visit to Uganda as part of a group of western birders visiting there to promote the inaugural African Birding Expo. Birding Birds Africa Uganda

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Uganda’s Hard To Miss Monkeys

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Kibale National Park, in the west of the Central African nation of Uganda, is home to a 13 primate species, from Common Chimpanzees to bush-babies. Mammals Kibale National Park Monkeys Primates Uganda

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Our Hearts Will Smile After Watching these Women Somewhere in Rural Uganda.

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Your Heart Will Smile: After Watching These Women Somewhere in Rural Uganda. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Inspiring (Wow) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) happiness money uganda

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From Mist to Memories: Tracking Gorillas in Uganda

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There are only around 880 Mountain Gorillas left in the world, with half of that number found in the Uganda and Rwanda National Park areas. It’s dark when we wake, and hard to leave our snug nest of blankets to step into the early morning chill pervading our cottage.

The Royal Mile: Birding Fit For a King

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Africa boasts its own legendary birding road: Uganda’s Budongo Forest Reserve AKA the Royal Mile. The action began almost immediately, with crackers like Uganda Woodland-Warbler , African Forest-Flycatcher , Rufous-crowned Eremomela , and the highly localized White-thighed Hornbill.

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The longest way to Costa Rica goes around the world!

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In such a case, you might opt to book an eastbound flight, or a series of flights, from Lisbon to Sao Tome and Principe, Ghana, Rwanda, Uganda, then Sri Lanka, Thailand, Borneo, PNG, Tahiti, Ecuador, Guyana and finally to Costa Rica….

Obama sends US troops to Uganda to help combat the LRA – but is oil the true reason?

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Oil have been found in the underground below Lake Albert on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Production of 150,000 barrels of oil per day by 2015 place Uganda among top 50 oil producing nations is planned.

Dreaming of Africa

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Directly under the Equator: southwestern Uganda! In “Where to Watch Birds in Africa”, Nigel Wheatley says: “In terms of its size, Uganda is the richest country for birds in Africa.” Trips Africa endemics Uganda

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What Do You Think About When Deciding A Birding Destination?

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Would you go birding in Uganda, where the punishment for being gay is now life in prison? Politics Uganda Paul Hurtado has a very well-thought-out post on birding (or not birding) places where the politics are problematic, to say the least.

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African Skimmers at the Kazinga Channel

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These African Skimmers were photographed at the Kazinga Channel, a body of water linking Lake George and Lake Edward in western Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park. Birding skimmers Uganda It’s a month to I go traveling in Africa again, but between that date and now I have a massive project to deliver, which has reached the ‘invading my dreams’ level of panic.

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Python Caves and the Very Dangerous Bats

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You’ll also remember that the caves are also one of the destinations I took my parents to when we toured Uganda. The latter species is now nearly an Albertine endemic, as the region of western Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and eastern DR Congo is an area high in interesting endemics. Birding Trips diseases Ebola fruit bats Uganda

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Agriculture and Water Connect Israel to Africa

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He continued on to Uganda and Kenya, where he will inaugurate two Israeli-cooperation projects in agriculture and health. According to Israel’s ambassador to Uganda, Gil Haskel, Israel is interested in strengthening agricultural cooperation and collaboration with Uganda.

Humans of Humanity: Humans of New York Photographer Goes on World Tour. {Photos}

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Birds for breakfast

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So, this one’s for free, if you have ever wanted to see an African Finfoot, go to Lake Mburu in Uganda. This species was common as muck at Mweya, a safari lodge in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park. Birding Uganda Weaver Birds Weavers Sometimes the birds we see take a lot of work. I wouldn’t know about that myself, as I am a legendarily good birder who finds everything with no effort. Or I’m a legendarily lazy birder. One of those, for sure.

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Meet Coach Cass, the Millennial Face of African travel

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She loves Durban, South Africa for day party vibes and tells me that Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana and Uganda are the best for dance, fitness and community service. .

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Three Women Revolutionizing the Underwear Industry.

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Did you know one woman disposes 17,000 tampons and pads in her lifetime? Sisters Miki and Radha Agrawal and Antonia Dunbar of THINX underwear talk about revolutionizing the underwear industry and making one’s periods less painful.

Heroines for the Planet: Sseko’s Liz Bohannon Empowers Ugandan Women with Sandals

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Just out of college, Liz fearlessly set off to Uganda to experience another side of the world. A unique take on the sandal , Liz decided, would be a boon to Uganda. Lindsay: After you graduated from college in 2008, you decided to make a life-changing trip to Uganda.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of November 2019)

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While we’ve seen more than 150 amazing species in our first 48 hours attending the 3rd African Birding Expo and the pre-Expo familiarity tour of Uganda, one species stands as first among equals. When did birding become so intimately intertwined with technology?

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Product of the Week – 31 Bits

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31 Bits is an inspirational do-good company that sells jewelry made from 100% recycled paper by internally displaced women in Northern Uganda. 31 Bits was formed in 2008 when 5 Southern California college students traveled to Uganda and met some of the local women.

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Must-Have Summer Skirts and Clutches from Fair Fashion Boutique Sarafina

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She created eco fashion boutique Sarafina as a way to channel her love of fashion, and promote fair wage jobs and safe working conditions in low income countries such as India, Madagascar, and Uganda. Bita in a Sarafina skirt.

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Making Menstruation Less Taboo.

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Sisters Miki and Radha Agrawal and Antonia Dunbar of THINX underwear talk about how to make the topic of menstruation less taboo. To watch the full-length version of this conversation, visit here or watch below.

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Where America dreams of/goes birding?

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Some of those “statistical errors” came as surprises to me, e.g. Cuba, Bolivia, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Thailand (this is also a clear message to their tourism boards to invest more into promoting avitourism). I had no intention of making a questionnaire or analysing the results.

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Inequality between rich and poor nations helps fuel a climate of mistrust and sabotages efforts to secure a climate deal

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A single power plant in Great Britain will produce more CO2 emissions, every year, than all 139 million people living in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique combined. Photo credit: america.gov.

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The Bee-eaters of Africa

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My personal record is 8 species in a morning along the Nile in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park. The Northern Carmine is readily seen in Ghana’s Mole National Park, Ethiopia’s Rift Valley and in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park.

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12 countries with the greatest bird species density

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Nyungwe montane forest national park has 320 species, including 29 Albertine Rift endemics, plus excellent tarmac roads, making highland habitats more accessible than in neighboring Uganda, and the Akagera moist savanna NP offers 490 species. The Species per Square Mile Approach.

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Bed Nets Better than DDT, Says Ugandan Doctor

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Responding to WHO calls for wider use of DDT in malaria control , Jessie Stone — founder and director of Soft Power Health, a nonprofit organization in Uganda — says bed nets are a safer, cheaper and more effective option.

Eliza Dushku’s Birthday Wish Is to Help Former Child Soldiers

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THARCE-Gulu is a trauma, healing and reflection center that works with the people of Northern Uganda who suffered during the civil war. Former ‘Dollhouse’ star Eliza Dushku is turning 31 years old on December 30th. What does she want for presents? Nothing more than donations for her favorite charity: THARCE-Gulu. While they work with all [.]. Causes People Eliza Dushku

Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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now the pace quickens: USA; Angola, Cameroon, Nigeria, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia; Nepal, Myanmar, Malaysia, Vietnam. Summer is normally the vacation season, for ordinary tourists at least. Birders follow different patterns of bird migration and their local activities and travel accordingly.

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Rwanda Dreaming

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Among the 310 bird species recorded in Nyungwe, which reflects the wide habitat diversity and altitudinal range, 27 are Albertine Rift endemics, more than at any site in Uganda and currently second only to the guerilla-infested Itombwe Mountains in the DRC.

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Five Days of Giveaways: BeadforLife Bangles

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BeadforLife creates sustainable opportunities for impoverished women to lift themselves out of poverty by creating a circle of connection between women in Uganda and women around the world. The profits return to Uganda and fund health care, housing and business training initiatives.

Bed Nets Better than DDT, Says Ugandan Doctor

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Responding to WHO calls for wider use of DDT in malaria control , Jessie Stone — founder and director of Soft Power Health, a nonprofit organization in Uganda — says bed nets are a safer, cheaper and more effective option.

The Storks of Africa

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They don’t often move into big cities, however Uganda’s capital, Kampala is an unusual haven for Marabous who use its high-rise building as roosts. Africa has more than its fair share of storks, with 8 of the world’s 19 species gracing the continent.

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Africa’s Barbets

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This image was taken in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. This image is from Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla National Park, Uganda. The little known Red-faced is found in moist broad-leafed woodlands of very southern Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and remote north-west Tanzania.

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Glacier Near Equator Splits, Expected To Disappear By 2030

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One such location feeling the impact of global warming is Uganda. Uganda’s Wildlife Authority has indicated that the ice cap has split due to increasingly warming global temperatures. Global warming is devastating glaciers worldwide.

Ancient “Weed” Could Save Middle East Wheat

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A particularly virulent strain of stem rust that first struck Uganda’s wheat crops in1999 before it spread up into Sudan and Yemen, Ug99 might have met its match in a 5,000 year old weed.

Birding by Volunteering

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My third trip was six months spend working on a monkey project in the jungles of Uganda. In Uganda I would often cross paths with Chimpanzees as they went about their lives and I went about mine (which was living with a troop of monkeys). Well, it’s official. Over a decade since I was last there, I am finally heading back to Africa late this year.

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Filmmaker Craig Rosebraugh Pursues Trail of Environmental Destruction, Illness and Death in Examination of the Fossil Fuel Industry

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What happens when an industry has too much power? “Greedy Lying Bastards” presents a searing indictment of the influence, deceit and corruption that defines the fossil fuel industry.

Avian Quiz – April 15, 2011

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In descending order, the list starts with those countries with more than 1,000 bird species, so the country is NOT one of these: - Colombia - Peru - Brazil - Indonesia - Ecuador - Bolivia - Venezuela - China - India - Congo, Dem Rep - Kenya - Tanzania - Myanmar - Argentina - Mexico - Uganda 7. Two oceans ANSWER THIS QUESTION: Determine the country, but do not name it. This week’s quiz is geographically GLOBAL in nature.

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts will Clean the World

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and more than 40 countries worldwide, including Haiti , Japan , Zimbabwe , Uganda , India , Honduras , Mexico and Albania. | Green Travel News |. H ospitality giant Starwood is the first corporate partner to join Clean the World ’s efforts to promote a global hygiene revolution.

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Big Ticks; What Was Your Last New Family?

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Sometimes you gain armchair big ticks, like the White-tailed Blue-flycatcher I saw in Uganda in 2005 which later turned out to be in the Stenostiridae, a recently erected family. I often poke fun at listers I perceive as being more interested in ticks than birds.

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