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Uganda tourism promoters have called for environmental protection as they bid to conserve biodiversity for the growth of the sector.

Speaking during the 2nd Big Birding Day celebrations at Katoma Kingdom Resort in Entebbe last week, the promoters said the high rate of environmental degradation is likely to affect Uganda’s tourism potential.

“It is time Ugandans embarked on the protection of biodiversity for future generations,” said Mr Stephen Masaba, the business development manager, Uganda Wildlife Authority.

This year’s Big Birding Day, which attracted 50 groups covering all sites of Uganda’s national parks and game reserves, enabled the identification of 655 bird species compared to 450 identified last year.

The highest number of bird species was recorded around the Kampala-Entebbe area with 175 bird species followed by Murchison Falls National Park with 162 and Queen Elizabeth National Park 160 bird species.

Kidepo National Park recorded 150 bird species, Mabamba Ramsar site 138, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 137 and Mabira Forest Reserve 136 bird species.

Bahai temple-Park, Kibale and Lake Mburo National Parks also recorded a number of bird species. This year’s celebration organised under the theme: “connecting birds to people and nature” aimed to promote awareness of the country’s tourism potential.

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Jackie

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Uganda tourism promoters have called for environmental protection as they bid to conserve biodiversity for the growth of the sector.

Speaking during the 2nd Big Birding Day celebrations at Katoma Kingdom Resort in Entebbe last week, the promoters said the high rate of environmental degradation is likely to affect Uganda’s tourism potential.

“It is time Ugandans embarked on the protection of biodiversity for future generations,” said Mr Stephen Masaba, the business development manager, Uganda Wildlife Authority.

This year’s Big Birding Day, which attracted 50 groups covering all sites of Uganda’s national parks and game reserves, enabled the identification of 655 bird species compared to 450 identified last year.

The highest number of bird species was recorded around the Kampala-Entebbe area with 175 bird species followed by Murchison Falls National Park with 162 and Queen Elizabeth National Park 160 bird species.

Kidepo National Park recorded 150 bird species, Mabamba Ramsar site 138, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 137 and Mabira Forest Reserve 136 bird species.

Bahai temple-Park, Kibale and Lake Mburo National Parks also recorded a number of bird species. This year’s celebration organised under the theme: “connecting birds to people and nature” aimed to promote awareness of the country’s tourism potential.

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Jackie

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