Rhino Fund Uganda today received a new rhino calf. Its mother is called Uhuru.
This birth took place at Uganda’s Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola District. It brings the rhino population at the sanctuary to 34.
“The calves mother is Uhuru and the calf is yet to be named by Ruparelia foundation,” reads s statement from the foundation.
Resulting from the increased tourism marketing efforts, infrastructure developments as well as conservation of Uganda’s heritage, visits to national parks have increased from 196,768 in 2014 to 332,197 tourists in 2018.
“Resultantly, revenue generation has increased from Shs42b in 2014 to Shs124b in 2018.
Additionally, the tourism foreign exchange earnings have expanded from US$834m in 2012 to US$1.6b in 2018/19, making tourism the highest foreign exchange earner,” president Yoweri Museveni said.
In this elapsing term (2016-2021), NRM government focused on recovery of wildlife populations and development. This was done through controlling poaching and illegal wildlife trade, management of invasive species, conservation education and awareness as well as human wildlife conflicts mitigation, according to president Museveni.