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Yuti and UWEC name Entebbe White Tiger YURA

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Yuti Breweriies Ltd under their flagship beverage brand Yura Beer, have signed an agreement with Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) that gives them the naming rights for the white tiger in the Entebbe zoo. They have officially named him YURA. Following financial hardships caused …

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Budaka RDC bans animal movement at night

Budaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Budaka Resident District Commissioner George Magunda, has banned the movement of livestock and birds in the district at night. The ban according to the RDC follows the upsurge of cattle theft in the district where over 50 heads of cattle were stolen from Mugiti …

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Animal thefts on the rise in Busia

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least more than 50 cows have been stolen in the just ended month of May in Dabani sub county. Most affected are the villages of Buwuma “A”, Buwuma “B”, Bugunduhira, Mayombe and Nabuwambo. According to the residents, they have resorted to sleeping outside as …

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China considers ‘complete ban’ on wildlife trade

Beijing, China | AFP |  China’s top legislative committee on Monday began deliberating a proposal to ban all trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice believed responsible for the country’s deadly coronavirus outbreak. The official Xinhua news agency said the proposal was submitted to the Standing Committee of the …

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Wildlife summit to discuss how to save Africa’s rhinos, elephants

Wildlife summit mulls trade rules to counter ‘unprecedented’ species declines Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Conservationists warned of “unprecedented” species declines Saturday as countries met in Geneva to tighten rules on trade in elephant ivory and products from other endangered animal and plants. Thousands of conservationists and policymakers from more …

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Baby snatched by monkey dies in Taj Mahal city

New Delhi, India | AFP | A baby died after a monkey snatched it from its mother’s arms, Indian police investigating the incident in the city of Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, said on Thursday. The 12-day-old boy was being fed by his mother when a rhesus macaque monkey …

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