Hope in the wilderness: Ugandan summit helps protect land of the giants

The first investment summit held in Africa to pioneer private-sector deals to help protect the world’s most precious wildernesses has been hailed  as a “great success” by the Ugandan government.

The Giants Club Conservation and Tourism Investment Forum, hosted by Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni, attracted major global investors focused on responsible tourism.

At the event they heard details about a series of new land concessions in the country’s network of conservation areas, some of which are being made available for the first time in 30 years.

The government also announced a raft of investment incentives, including allowing charter aircraft to fly directly into the parks from neighbouring counties for the first time, and the waiving of a range of government levies.

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Source: Evening Standard