Mt Rwenzori Snow Cap Faces Extinction


page http://cloud.ca/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-post-comments-list-table.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>The Rwenzori mountains national park warden, side effects Sr. Robin Gangiriba, cheapest expressed concerns that there might be no more snow in the next fifteen years due to increased pollution and lack of commitment on the part of government and scientists to protect the mountain’s glamorous outlook.

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Gangiriba made the remarks this week while addressing journalists in Kasese after their joint tour through Nyabitaba to Lake Mahoma found in the Rwenzori Mountains national park.

Kasese Media Practitioner Association (KAMPA) an umbrella for Journalists in Kasese (UJK) print and electronic media also trekked 32 kilometres above the sea level where research about the five zones was made – identifying grassland zone, mountain forest zone, bamboo zone, acetone zone, Eericcea zone and the cause of flooding.

According to the assistant warden, Francis Mpogha, gas emissions from industries in the region have greatly damaged the ozone layer leading to the leak of the ultraviolet light rays that are dangerous to snow rocks and human life.

He added that Rwenzori mountains national park continues to grapple with challenges of inadequate marketing thus affecting its tourism revenues.

Mpogha said Rwenzori Mountains national park receives 20o tourists annually compared to 200 received monthly by Queen Elizabeth national park and called upon Ugandans and the media to market the park’s toursim potential.

Rwenzori Mountains national park is a unique area with the snow at the equator with Chimpanzees, Blue Monkeys, Rwenzori leopard and vegetation zones.


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