Aerial documentation along the shores of Lake Albert, en route to Murchison, revealed sites of oil exploration on fan deltas and a hydro-power site at Tonya Falls on the lake’s eastern escarpment.… Neither the details of Uganda’s Oil Production Agreement, means of transporting the oil, nor the selected extraction companies have been announced. This secrecy has led to many rumors in the press. Hopes are that the expected oil income will be put towards food, healthcare, education and energy.
This will be our first trip to Uganda’s White Nile River Basin, although we have already conducted two expeditions to Ethiopia’s Blue Nile. One third of Africa’s populations reside in and depend on the natural resources of the Nile River Basin. In Uganda, I will photograph the two White Nile tributaries, the Victoria Nile and the Albert Nile, and investigate conservation of forest and wetland habitats and ecosystems. To do this I will visit the following National Parks: Lake Mburu, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Lake Elizabeth, Kibale Forest, Murchison Falls and Kidepo Valley.