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Travel in Uganda Made Easier with the Pearl Guide App

An East African giraffe stands in front of a sunset in Uganda

Want to go sailing on Lake Victoria, discover the scenic route to Murchison Falls, or dance the night away in Kampala, but haven't a clue who to call for advice? You’re in luck, because there’s a new smartphone application (app) to help you figure out how to do all of this yourself, and more. With support from USAID, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), and the partnership with the Uganda Tourism Board and Uganda Wildlife Authority, Uganda’s first ever travel guide app, the Pearl Guide, was developed.

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Sniffing Out Wildlife Crime

A Kenya Wildlife Service sniffer dog finds rhino horn

By 2017, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is expected to have 20 million people passing through it each day. That’s a lot of people. When that many people are passing through, there’s a huge likelihood of more rhino horn or elephant ivory passing through the airport and out of the country. It’s quite worrying.

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A Golden Conservation Opportunity: The CMTP

Yohannes Teshome Seifu at Manyara Ranch with livestock herders

It’s my pleasure to tell you a bit about myself. My name is Yohannes Teshome Seifu, and I come from an Ethiopian family. I have a Master’s degree in Natural Resources Management with a focus on Forest and Nature Conservation from Jimma University in Ethiopia.  

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Engaging Communities and Wildlife Scouts in Uganda

Chimpanzee hiding in a tree in Uganda

It is my personal belief that conservation in today’s world cannot happen without the aid of the communities who live side-by-side with the animals who we are trying to save.  This philosophy is one of the (many) reasons I was drawn to AWF: they also believe in helping the people to help the animals.

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