WRITER: Big Gorilla Story Project

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in southwestern Uganda, just on the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is a ‘place full of darkness’ as its name suggests in the local Runyankole-Rukiga dialect.

It is home to a variety of interesting fauna and flora, including the endangered mountain gorillas, that are part of the about 1000 Gorilla beringei beringei that exist on the planet earth.

While the expansion of human settlements and agriculture continues to cut wide swaths through many forests in Uganda, not so much degradation has happened to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest since 1932, when gazetting of this rainforest commenced officially to pave way for conservation of endangered Gorillas.

Evidently, by conserving the mountain gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest was protected. This Big Gorilla Story was made in partnership with the Pulitzer rainforest fund.

Water Journalists Africa

Water Journalists Africa (WJA) is the largest network of journalists reporting on water in the African continent. It brings together some 700 journalists from 50 African countries. It was established in 2011 in Cape Town South Africa with support from the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication.

WJA is legitimately registered as an NGO with Uganda’s National Bureau for NGOs (NGO Bureau)

It is governed by a board of governors and an advisor body. The two bodies meet regularly to review the organization’s programs and projects.

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