Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, has called on investors that promote sustainable tourism to partner with his country to protect conservation areas. He said the conservation of flora and fauna would boost sustainable tourism development and enable the country to reap more benefits from the industry.
Speaking during an event in preparation for the Giants Club’s Conservation and Tourism Investment Forum to be held in Uganda on October 6, the President reaffirmed his government’s commitment to conserve wildlife.
“The Giants Club Forum will secure investment for our protected areas and help us achieve sustainable tourism development,” Museveni explained.
The Ugandan President also congratulated Space for Giants for fulfilling its promise to work with his country in conservation initiatives. The Giants Club is a forum that brings together African Heads of State, global business leaders and elephant protection experts to secure Africa’s remaining elephant populations and their habitat, while Space for Giants focuses on the protection of the African elephant and its environment.
Uganda has 10 national parks, including the popular Bwindi National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park and Mgahinga National Park. The country is endowed with over 1 000 bird species, making it a popular destination for bird lovers. Uganda is also home to 13 types of primates, including half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas and chimpanzees.