Evening Standard backs project helping wildlife to flourish in Uganda, the land of the elephants

The Evening Standard is backing a pioneering project to develop and safeguard Uganda’s beauty and biodiversity to benefit the whole of Africa

The African landscapes that featured in the film King Solomon’s Mines, and are home to a host of elephants and other iconic species, are the focus of a pioneering Investment Forum being staged today to protect Uganda’s wildernesses and wildlife.

The Giants Club Conservation and Tourism Investment Forum will encourage businesses to invest in Uganda’s national parks and other conservation areas to help raise vital funds to support the country’s wildlife. It is the first such event ever staged in Africa. Uganda has the continent’s fastest growing elephant population but, with urgent development needs and a limited budget, lacks financial resources to fully support its conservation requirements.

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Source: Evening Standard