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. However, Uganda seems to be the best place in the world to see the Shoebill, and Mabamba Swamp may be the most reliable and convenient target site for this charismatic megabird. The post Uganda’s Billion Dollar Bird: The Shoebill appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Not all birds are created equal.

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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. We’ll be forever grateful to the Uganda Tourism Board for inviting us on what will undoubtedly be an amazing familiarization tour. … The post Mike And Corey Are Going To Uganda! Destinations Africa Uganda

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Finding a Country First: Pectoral Sandpiper in Uganda

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After our two-week-long familiarity trip across Uganda, we ten visiting birders were tired. So we made our way to the grounds of the Uganda Wildlife Education Center , a former zoo that now rehabilitates injured animals. ” I’m not sure at what point we realized that seeing a Pectoral Sandpiper in Uganda was a big deal, but I imagine it was when Herbert Byaruhanga heard what we were discussing. If he hadn’t seen it in Uganda it was a good bird!

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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. While Uganda does not have the international reputation of its neighbors Kenya and Tanzania, the experience there is no less extraordinary – and in many ways, particularly for the birder, it’s even more so.

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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. They may not even be most beautiful species of monkey in Uganda, the guenons are even more attractive to my mind, but they are certainly the most striking. 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

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. Adventure Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Travel Africa conservation Mist Mountain Gorillas Primates rainforest Rangers Trackers Tracking uganda

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. A leaked US embassy cable (Wikileaks, #08KAMPALA393) reveals Uganda have been asking for help stepping up security in and around the oil rich area. ” - Uganda’s acting foreign minister Henry Okello Oryem.

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. Uganda definitely delivers all the fancy forest kingfishers you could want. Trips Africa Budongo Uganda

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How to Bird Murchison Falls

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An expanse of habitat as vast as Murchison Falls NP in Uganda, as excessively generous in beauty and biodiversity, permits endless ways to experience both its birds and animals. The Masindi Hotel holds the distinction of being the oldest and most historic hotel in Uganda and has some terrific birds on premises. Most importantly, staying in Masindi gives you the opportunity to hit the Budongo Forest Reserve AKA the Royal Mile , one of the Uganda’s mandatory birding destinations.

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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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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…. Its northern neighbour Uganda has 1080 birds, including 24 Albertine endemics. Trips Africa Asia Borneo Costa Rica Ecuador Ghana Guyana Malaysia PNG Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe South America Sri Lanka Tahiti Thailand Uganda world birdwatch

Dreaming of Africa

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Directly under the Equator: southwestern Uganda! Also, Bwindi with all 24 Albertine Rift endemics found in Uganda and Mgahinga NP with 13 of them are the most accessible sites for endemics such as Handsome Francolin , Rwenzori Turaco , Rwenzori Batis , Dusky and Shelley’s Crimsonwings , and the highly localised African Green Broadbill (above – photo by Nik Borrow ). A travel guide for birders should be the “Bradt Guide to Uganda” written by Philip Briggs, who is a birder himself!

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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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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. . Featured Heroines Africa african women black women coach cass dance Eco Travel ecotravel ethical travel Ethiopia ghana girltrek Kenya nigeria South Africa Tanzania travel uganda woman-only travel women's travel

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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. Business & Politics Food & Health Water agriculture Congo Egypt Ethiopia Israel Netanyahu Nile River Sudan Uganda water

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

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Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Z ADMIN Entertainment & Culture Featured Today brandon stanton Democratic Republic of the Congo humanity humans of new york Iraq Jordan Kenya people photography South Sudan uganda Ukraine war Brandon Stanton, the creator of the wildly popular blog/slash/social media phenom, Humans of New York is on the road, visiting 11 countries on a tour sponsored by the United Nations.

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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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. I moved to Uganda to first and foremost to learn. What were some challenges you faced as a young social entrepreneur in Uganda? Liz Bohannon isn’t your typical 20-something.

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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. To watch the full-length version of this conversation, visit here or watch below. To view all conversations, including this [.].

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. Sarafina also offers beautiful fair wage clutches made in Madagascar and jewelry from Uganda. Fair Fashion eco boutique eco fashion fair fashion Fair Trade fair wage India madagascar ugandaBita in a Sarafina skirt.

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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. 31 Bits works directly with the women in Uganda, providing access to the international market for their fashion forward jewelry. Tags: Eco-Products Recycling 31 Bits Handmade jewelry Recycle Uganda

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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. To view all conversations, including this one, visit the Summer Rayne Oakes Conversations Podcast page. Please feel free to direct [.].

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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? Obviously, those who seek the best views often aspire to the best optics, which we can all agree are modern miracles of science.

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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. The 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen, which many have said was our last chance to take action against “ the greatest threat the world has ever faced ”, ended in a failure.

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My Ten Best Birds of 2019

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I birded Uganda, which was my first time on the continent of Africa. I saw nine species of kingfisher while I was in Uganda. Such an unusual and reclusive species so close was a real thrill, and one the highlights of the entire trip to Uganda. But Sage Thrasher is not the rarest bird I ever found because I found a first country record in Uganda ! This last year of the twenty-teens was a monumental birding year for me.

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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

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). If I were answering those same questions, my answers would probably be Ecuador, Uganda and Thailand. I had no intention of making a questionnaire or analysing the results.

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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. For example, she says an effective DDT spraying campaign in wet, rainy Uganda would cost tens of millions of dollars more than the successful mosquito eradication efforts in dry South Africa that were cited by the WHO.

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. Excellent sites for seeing this beauty include Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla National Park in Uganda and Ghana’s Kakum National Park. Excellent sites include Ampijoroa in Madagascar and Murchison Falls in Uganda.

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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. Women in Uganda work hard to roll beautiful bead jewelry out of recycled paper and harvest shea nuts to make shea butter. The profits return to Uganda and fund health care, housing and business training initiatives.

Bed Nets Better than DDT, Says Ugandan Doctor

Eco Friendly Daily

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. For example, she says an effective DDT spraying campaign in wet, rainy Uganda would cost tens of millions of dollars more than the successful mosquito eradication efforts in dry South Africa that were cited by the WHO.

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. While Colombia may have almost 2000 bird species, it is a huge country with, still, complicated long-distance travel logistics.

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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. Uganda’s Wildlife Authority will be looking into the issue and will have further information on the state of the glacier then. Global warming is devastating glaciers worldwide. The glaciers that receive the most recognized attention are those where they are most prevalent, such as Greenland.

Monster locust swarm attacks Middle East and Africa

Green Prophet

The outbreak will likely spread to other countries, in particular South Sudan and Uganda. The rise in numbers is causing serious concern about the swarms in northern Kenya as they are only 200 kilometres from the country’s borders with South Sudan and Uganda. The locust outbreak in Yemen. There is a real life plague of biblical proportions happening now in East Africa.

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Ancient “Weed” Could Save Middle East Wheat

Green Prophet

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. Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Agriculture and Environment sought to find a gene that can stand up to the Ug99 stem rust pathogen, which has decimated wheat crops in a curl of countries spreading east from Uganda and up into Yemen.

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

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From the Gulf Coast to the tiny nation of Tuvalu, from Nigeria and Uganda to Peru and Alaska, filmmaker and political activist Craig Rosebraugh documents the impact of an industry that continually puts profits before people, wages a campaign of lies designed to thwart measures to combat climate change, uses its clout to minimize infringing regulations and undermines the political process in the U.S. What happens when an industry has too much power?

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. But – where? I discovered this cover-photo map somewhere at the BirdLife International’s website. It illustrates the bird richness per country.

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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. The beginning of the northern summer is a good time (as any) to dream of some of the most biodiverse places on Earth.

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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. Guest room soaps and bottled amenities from as many as 500 Starwood hotels in North America will be recycled for worldwide distribution to stop the spread of preventable diseases. An estimated 1.6

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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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