Over 10,000 participants took part in the Uganda Wikd life Authority Marathon, the first time to reach that landmark.
Last year, the marathon attracted 3000 participants which is thrice of this years number.
Chemonges Sabilla, the Deputy legal and cooperate affair in charge of sport has hailed this year’s Marathon to be successful towards Uganda wildlife authority’s plans of involving the public in wildlife protection.
“This is a right call as we want to involve every body in the course of wildlife protection, we decided to come up with the marathon because we found out that it is something to bring us closer with the public and we have got no regret.”
The Minister of tourism Tom Butime has also hailed the marathon: “This activity is a part of world wildlife day which will be held in Kisoro on March 3, but it also gives us a chance on sensitizing the public about the important of wildlife.”
“Many tourists come here just because wildlife were finished in their homelands. It is an opportunity for us to have real animals. They are coming here to see a real lion among others. It is important to us our children and our GDP.
“We receive over 1.7 billion dollars annually and if we don’t protect them they will got finished and we will lose alot.”
Ategeka Brian Paul