Tag: wetlands

Ramsar site on Katonga River under serious threat by Chinese investors

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 2, 2019 02:40

A Ramsar site on the Katonga River in Uganda is under serious threat by investors who are reclaiming this stretch of wetland for the construction of a factory to be ... Read More

Uganda tour operators warn of mass protests over proposed Murchison Falls dam

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 12, 2019 18:54

In an advertisement in “The New Vision” daily by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) on June 7, a notice of intended application for a license from Bonang Power and Energy ... Read More

Bugoma Forest must remain, says Uganda’s President, but conservationists not celebrating just yet

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 18, 2019 17:45

Following a sustained campaign over a court ruling to lease Bugoma Forest to Hoima Sugar Works last month, Uganda President Museveni has pronounced that Bugoma Forest must remain. This follows ... Read More

Visa waiver leads to spike in bookings to Brazil

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 22, 2019 17:00

Brazil’s visa waiver policy announced in March is already generating positive results. Recent data from a study done by Amadeus Group shows a significant increase in the number of reservations ... Read More

World’s top 10 sustainable places to stay revealed

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 19, 2019 15:30

Travel is not just about seeing the wonders of the earth but understanding our impact upon it. With increasing frequency, people are looking to make the shift from "tourist" to ... Read More

Interconnection between tourism and wetlands needs special attention

editor editor- July 10, 2012 09:45

Whether kayaking in the Iberá Marshes in Argentina or bird-watching at Ba-Be Lake in Vietnam, tourists are providing income for the conservation of wetlands worldwide, as demonstrated in a new ... Read More

Uganda Minister for Environment faces wrath of tourism fraternity

editor editor- February 6, 2012 16:15

UGANDA (eTN) - Carelessly uttered remarks by Uganda State Minister for Environment, Ms. Read More

Rwanda receives Green Globe award

editor editor- November 4, 2010 05:20

(eTN) - The "land of a thousand hills" last week received global recognition for their sustained efforts to protect the environment and restore encroached and depleted forests and wetlands, when ... Read More

Survival of Uganda wetlands and forest will sustain or break us

editor editor- March 8, 2010 04:43

A subject close to the heart of this correspondent are all matters surrounding Uganda’s wetlands and forests, a key component for nature and wildlife-based tourism, and a potential source of ... Read More