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Byaruhanga adds that the approach is inspired by golfers’ links with conservation, considering that most of the golf courses boast of lush green grass and trees which are a habitat to many bird species.


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establish their farms and industries, the bird’s numbers are dwindling by the day. To be exact, they have dwindled by over 80% over the last four decades, according to a study conducted in 2014 by Nature Uganda. (JJVYKPUN[VÄUKPUNZVM the study, Uganda had a total of 100,000 Cranes in the 1970s. In the 1980s, 50,000 cranes were in existence, and the country had 20,000 in the 1990s. Today, there are less than 10,000 left. In agreement with the HIV]LÄUKPUNZ>PSKSPML Conservation Society (WCS) further notes that only 21 districts still have the national bird, out of the 35 they were sighted in about 10 years ago. However, their nests were sighted in only 13 out of the 21 districts, an indicator that the breeding grounds for the Cranes are declining HUKHɈLJ[PUN[OLIPYKZ» population. It is against the above background that Nature <NHUKHHZ^P[OLɈLJ[

from the start of this year, embraced a more interactive approach to engaging corporate companies into uplifting the conservation of the crane. Through an annual golf tournament (the next one set for May), corporate companies learn how they can still carry on with their infrastructural developments in an ecofriendly way. According to Archilles Byaruhanga, Nature Uganda’s Executive Director, the initiative which is jointly organized by Uganda Golf Union and Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, is also purposed to raise funds for the cause (conservation). Byaruhanga adds that the approach is inspired by golfers’ links with conservation, considering that most of the golf courses boast of lush green grass and trees which are a habitat to many bird species. More so, golf is historically closely linked with bird conservation, in elements


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among other birds like the Grey Headed Gull, Lesser Flamingo, Grauer’s Swamp Warbler and Blue Swallow. Using participatory approaches, the Crane and Wetland Conservation project operating in the catchments of Lake Victoria has engaged communities in learning to utilise wetlands sustainably. The project uses cranes HZ[OLÅHNZOPWZWLJPLZ representing other wetland based animals that need to be conserved. Furthermore, project activities are guided by the draft Grey Crowned Crane Species’ Action Plan which recognizes the need for greater involvement of local stakeholders in integrated crane and wetland conservation. The approach targets schools and local communities. Nature Uganda develops grassroots capacity to tackle direct threats to cranes and wetlands. It engages local communities, traditional and county leaders to develop plans for the sustainable management of wetlands that support livelihood activities but that are also are used by cranes for breeding and

feeding. Through these measures, there has been improved ÅLKNPUNVM`V\UNJYHULZ into adult birds on breeding sites. The combined force of the crane custodians (crane adoption groups) – like crane monitors, school environment clubs and project awareness teams – has seen the improvement VMÅLKNPUNZ\JJLZZMYVT in 2007 and before, to 1.7 in 2010/11. It is hoped that [OLPTWYV]LKÅLKNPUNVM the young crane birds into adulthood if maintained for a while, will halt and reverse the plummeting crane population trend. Where to Find the Crested Crane: In the wetlands of Districts in hilly areas like Kabale, Kisoro, Ntungamo and Rukungiri. Mabamba wetland, Semulike Game Park, Lake Mburo National Park also have crested crane communities.


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GeoLodges have five properties all set in pristine locations across Uganda. Come and explore with us as we take you across the many beautiful landscapes Uganda has to offer. From the depths of the Mabira Rainforest to the heights of the snow-capped Mountains of the Moon. Cruise along the Nile to the majestic Murchison Falls or discover the beauty of Queen Elizabeth National Park whilst on a sunrise safari. Each lodge has been designed with its natural environment in mind. This is reflected in the inventive architecture and the resourceful use of local materials. The GeoLodges experience will allow you to connect with nature whilst providing you with a level of comfort that will complement your African safari experience.

Tel: +256 414 258273 / +256 312 260758 Email: reservations@geolodgesafrica.com - www.geolodgesafrica.com


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Meet Wawuyo, the papa of Ugandan film Despite his love for acting, he is a tad bit less carefree about it. Back in the day he was the kind of person you could easily run to and implore to act in your movie.

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A conversation with the Secretary to the National Road Council, Ministry of Works and Transport, Mr. Ronald Amanyire.


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The vehicle inspection test stations ensure that safety and emission inspections are performed independently and accurately. We will eliminate contact between the vehicle owner and the inspector from the time they bring their car to the time they get results of the inspection. This will limit human intervention and provide accurate information on the general condition of vehicles, in accordance to regulatory SLNPZSH[PVU[LJOUPJHSZWLJPÄJH[PVUZHUK our customers’ needs. This information will be automatically saved on the central saver before the vehicle is handed over to eliminate result alteration. What parts of cars will be inspected? We will inspect all aspects of vehicles inclusive but not limited to Tyres: to assess tread depth and/or damage to JVTWV\UK")YHRLZ![VTHPU[HPULɈLJ[P]L stopping distance; Direction alignment: to correct improper steering control; Lights: to repair or replace broken or misaligned lights and indicators; Emissions to reduce the release of harmful residues into the atmosphere and to optimise the performance of the vehicle; Noises: to identify the source of damage or PSSLNHSTVKPÄJH[PVUZ"6KV\YZ![V[YHJL the source in case of perforated tanks/ pipes; We install and recommend state-of the-art testing and recording equipment guaranteeing precise measurements. The testing is compulsory. How will you curb evasion by drivers? Government authorities ensure the lawful registration of roadworthy vehicles through our service and the collection of all customs duties on used vehicle imports. Our independent and transparent services assure a high compliance and broad acceptance by importers and vehicle buyers.


69 What will the inspection cost? Bus owners will pay an inspection fee of Shs800 annually when the Uganda National Bureau of Standards rolls out the vehicle inspection regulation in late October this year. Motor cycles Shs46,400, Medium omnibuses 103,400, Medium Omnibuses Shs50,000(passenger vehicles carrying between 20-60 passengers), Medium Goods Vehicles Shs125,000 (Goods vehicles of weight less than 3.5tons), Trailers Shs16,700. Salon car owners will part with Shs90,000. Future: How will you achieve maximum outreach? We shall certify garages across the country to repair vehicles to avoid back and forth repairs by the Vehicle owners. This will be exclusive to garages that sell vehicle spare parts or vehicles themselves to minimize the possibility of being compromised. How many times will the cars be inspected? Private cars will be inspected once a year and commercial vehicles twice a year. Commercial in this case includes boda bodas too. How can one register for the exercise? ;VH]VPK[YHÉ&#x2030;JJVUNLZ[PVUH[[OL inspection centres, car owners will be required to book online on the websites of SGS and National Roads Authority. The inspection process will be done in number plate registration batches, [OLZLIH[JOLZ^PSSILNP]LUHZWLJPĂ&#x201E;LK period time for all the vehicles in the batch to be inspected..


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First Class AccomodaĆ&#x;on

Services: AccomodaĆ&#x;on Gym, Spa & massage Restaurants Barbeque

+256775 447 029 +256 414 271 671 info@sbebhotel.com

Entebbe Road Najjanankumbi opp. Shell Petrol StaĆ&#x;on Kaazi

Come and Enjoy oldies music and Barbeque every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays in our specials Pitchers Lounge


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Global Money Transfers

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