The government of Uganda is set to celebrate the 2018 United Nations wildlife day in style.
The much awaited day is always commemorated on 3rd March of every year, a day that was set to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s flora and fauna.
The government through the Ministry of Tourism, wildlife and Antiquities has organised a number of events to celebrate the day.
First on the menu is a wildlife marathon which is scheduled on 25th February 2018 starting at Uganda Museum at 6:30 am where the chief runner is expected to be Rt. Hon Speaker of Parliament.
A public lecture at Imperial Royal Gardenia hall on conservation of wildlife in Uganda has also been put in place; this will take place on February 26th this year.
The main celebrations will be held at Nyakasanga Grounds on March 3rd, and the Country President is expected to be the chief guest.
At a media briefing which was headed by the prof Ephraim Kamuntu revealed that this year’s theme is ‘The Big cats’ which is being commemorated under the national theme ‘Creating a safe environment for the surviavl of Uganda’s big cats.’
The Minister called upon all Ugandans and all other conservation and tourism partners to promote and participate in the above mentioned events so as the Wildlife day is well commemorated.
Uganda’s top athletes including Ronald Musagala, are set to take part in the organised Marathon.