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Crested Cranes intensify preparations ahead of CECAFA championship

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Crested Cranes team has intensified preparations ahead of the regional CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship 2022. The championship which will attract eight teams will take place at the FUFA technical centre in Njeru between June 1-11th, 2022. Uganda has been placed in Group A alongside Rwanda, …

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Farmers in Lwengo receive training on managing of Crested cranes

Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Lwengo district have received specialized training on managing the invasion of Crested cranes, instead of poisoning them. The farmers have for years decried the persistent crop invasion by the country’s precious bird which has left their communities plunged into food shortage. The most …

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Rampant killing of Crested cranes upsets conservation campaign in Lwengo

Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Crane Foundation (ICF), a conservation organization has expressed concern about the rate at which crested cranes are trapped and killed in Lwengo district. According to ICF, the uncontrolled hunting, eating and killing of the precious national emblem is frustrating the ongoing campaign to …

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Farmers in Isingiro decry crested cranes destroying their gardens

Isingiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Masha sub county in Isingiro district are decrying crested cranes destroying their gardens. The farmers say the birds eat the groundnuts, maize, beans and millet seeds they sow in the gardens and destroy the crops as they germinate. The most affected are farmers …

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CAF postpones 2022 women’s Afcon qualifiers to October

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers from June to October 2021 The qualifiers were slated to kick-off in June 2021, however due to infrastructural challenges and problems caused by COVID-19 restrictions, the football governing body …

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60 Crested cranes killed in Lwengo in two weeks

Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixty crested cranes have killed in various wetlands in Lwengo district within a space of two weeks. Dr. Adalbert Ainomuchunguzi, the regional manager of International Crane Foundation (ICF) in East Africa says that they found the bodies of the crested cranes during their survey to …

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Three arrested over Crested Cranes trade

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three people in Kisoro district have been arrested over allegedly possessing Crested Cranes. The suspects are Dan Iradukunda 22 a resident of Bunagana in Muramba Sub County, George  Habyarimana 25, a resident of Gahiza in Buhozi parish Busanza Sub County and Hillary Tumushime, 28 …

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