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Archive for the ‘Uganda Conservation Foundation’ category

  • A birding safari here in my backyard

    Sep 28, 10 • 7670 views 5 comments

    “Up with the lark” last Sunday for a spot of birdwatching with Roger and Jean. (Strangely, the lark was one of the few birds we didn’t see!) What a fantastic way to wile away a few hours. Roger volunteers with Nature Uganda and gets...

  • How do you deal with an elephant in your garden?

    Jul 20, 10 • 2517 views 5 comments

    A big part of UCF’s work focuses on “mitigating Human Wildlife Conflict (HWC)” – that is stopping humans and elephants from killing each other. Simply put, if we can protect the humans, we can protect the wildlife. It’s...

  • It’s Hip to be a Hippo

    Jun 27, 10 • 2497 views 1 comment

    Protecting the hippos of Queen Elizabeth National Park One of the greatest attractions in Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) are the hippo. Whether in the Ishasha River,  the Kazinga Channel, Lake Edward, Lake George – or all the smaller...

  • Anti-poaching: the answer’s in the gumboots!

    Mar 14, 10 • 2525 views 6 comments

    Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers will soon, for the first time ever, have a permanent base in the Dura sector, an area of 400km² north of Lake George in Queen Elizabeth National Park, thanks to the Uganda Conservation Foundation, the organization...

  • Hip-hippo-hooray for U.W.A.

    Jan 17, 10 • 2052 views 3 comments

    A toad hops towards us as we sit on a stone wall at the Ndere Cultural Centre. I love the casual reminder that He Was Here First: “you can have your dancing troupe and your landscaped gardens, but I’m a toad and I’ll go where I...

  • Out of town …Kampala riots far away

    Sep 10, 09 • 2715 views 6 comments

    Woke to the sound of birds (and possibly a baboon!) this morning, at the Uganda Wildlife Authority hostel on the Mweya peninsula in Queen Elizabeth National Park. A fantastically beautiful place tho the accom is very basic: only 1 tap works, the...

  • A day in the life … species by species

    Aug 23, 09 • 2591 views 4 comments

    “Greetings!” as we say in Uganda. We may not have the same change of seasons here as in Europe but the insects and other animal species don’t know that! They come and go in phases. If you’ve been reading my blog regularly you’ll...

  • Not forgetting why I’m really here …

    Aug 7, 09 • 2083 views 5 comments

    There’s no point in pretending: I’m really behind with work and I’m not going to get it all done in the next hour it takes for Mike (UCF’s Founder) to drive from the airport. Kati, time for a bit of blogging … Kati is the Luganda word for...

  • While the cat’s away….

    Jul 6, 09 • 1950 views 2 comments

    … the rats play ….   Apparently they don’t have mice in Uganda. Their mice look like English rats, only a lot smaller … (so isn’t that a mouse then?!) God I’m glad this work week’s over …. knee is not...

  • Off to the field

    Jun 30, 09 • 3561 views 11 comments

    Tuesday night is market night and the drums are playing loud on the other side of the compound wall, just a few metres away. From here you can feel the city growing as we hear hammering and banging as the shanty town next to the railway line...

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