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Uganda

June 14, 2014

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Coming back to Uganda has been a surreal experience. I fell in love with the country and its people after spending four months here in 2012 for my primatology research. In my experience Ugandan’s are generally bubbly, happy and helpful. So far after 2 days in the country this memory has been reaffirmed. The biggest […]

Great Apes Summit – Eco-tourism

October 1, 2013

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Praveen Moman is the co-founder of Volcanoes Safaris. The philanthropic trust runs four eco-lodges bordering the parks of Uganda and Rwanda where the mountain gorillas live. This year he was awarded the Conde Nast Traveler: World Savers Award 2013. I spoke to him about his love of Africa, the great apes and how it feels to be […]

Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka

June 2, 2012

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Trying to get a meeting with Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka is no mean feat.  She is one of Africa’s leading scientists and conservationists and she’s in huge demand. Her mission to promote conservation through human public health is something that is becoming increasingly more important as people and animals are forced to live in closer proximity […]

Groomed by a Mountain gorilla, what would you do?

January 31, 2012

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How would you react if you had a 20-stone male eyeballing you while his Mrs and children clambered all over you? Most people would probably need a fresh pair of undies as my friend BQ pointed out to me. Well one tourist probably did what most people would do and sat as still as possible […]

Licence to thrill, Daniel Craig to replace Attenborough

April 30, 2011

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He has one of the most distinctive voices on the planet and his wide-spread popularity makes him a legend in his own right, that and a 60-year-old career. But Sir David Attenborough’s dulcet tones are being replaced by an unlikely candidate – Craig, Daniel Craig. The 007 film star has been picked by the BBC […]

On your bike – cinema comes to remote Ugandan villages

March 12, 2011

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This week I was mortified to see just how much my electric bill has gone up. It’s a utility I know I can’t live without, but it makes me so cross that certain companies are hiking up their prices even when they’ve earned a bumper profit in the recession. Electricity is something I think we […]

People age the same as non-human primates

March 11, 2011

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Like most women I spend far too much money on cosmetics and beauty products. I’m a sucker for anything that tells me it will stave off the ageing process that little bit longer. But the reality is no matter how much jojoba; aloe vera; goji and acai berries there are in my face cream, ageing […]