Gorillas in Uganda: “Landscape Architects” of the White Nile River Headwaters

NWNL is excited to share ranger-guide Gad Kanyangyeyo’s photo of a 1-day old gorilla sent to NWNL this week, confirming Wildlife Conservation Society’s news six months ago that Bwindi Impenetrable NP’s gorilla population has grown by 33% since 2006. This 25,000-year-old montane rainforest, with elevations from 3800 to 5553 feet, is in southwest Uganda’s western … Continue reading Gorillas in Uganda: “Landscape Architects” of the White Nile River Headwaters

Honoring MOTHER EARTH – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

April 22 is Earth Day: The Ultimate Mother's Day. On the first Earth Day in 1970, Mother Earth had 3.7 billion children. Now we are 7 billion. Our thirst, appetites, wants and waste have doubled. Technology and conservation mitigate our collective footprint, but it's not enough. To protect our global resources, we must address population growth. … Continue reading Honoring MOTHER EARTH – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

the river as reminder…

Flowing rivers always remind me to keep things moving. The speed and force aren't as important as to just keep moving ahead. ~George Winston, American Pianist

Africa’s desert “fairy rings” become a story of water and life

New research explains that sand termites (Psammotermes allocerus) are the engineers of fairy circles which stipple deserts thru Angola, Namibia into South Africa. These circles can grow to up to 40 feet across. For years, the origins of these circular, barren areas have baffled scientists and visiting tourists. The local Himba tribal people believe that they … Continue reading Africa’s desert “fairy rings” become a story of water and life