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Stray elephants forcing farmers out of farmlands in Nwoya

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The persistent invasion and destruction by stray elephants has forced hundreds of farmers in Nwoya district out of their farmlands. As it has been in the past seasons, elephants from Murchison Falls National Park stray into farmlands in Purongo, Koch Goma, Koch Lii, and Got …

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UWA to track elephant movements using GPS collar tech

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) will effective next month, fit Global Positioning System-GPS radio collars to track the movement of elephants within the Kidepo Valley National Park conservation landscape. The sophisticated collar technology is a lightweight belt that contains advanced GPS satellite tracking devices fixed on …

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Women undress before minister in protest of persistent elephants invasion

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Furious women in Lii sub county, Nwoya district stripped before the State Minister for Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities, Martin Magara Bahinduka on Wednesday in protest against the rampant invasion of elephants. The minister was in the district to interact with the communities of Got-Apwoyo, Purongo, …

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Kenya raises $149,000 for conservation of elephants

Nairobi, Kenya |  Xinhua |  Kenya on Saturday announced that it has raised 16.5 million shillings (149,000 U.S. dollars) toward the conservation of elephants against the target of 900,000 dollars within the current financial year that ends in June 2022. Najib Balala, cabinet secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and …

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Farmers advised to grow alternative crops to mitigate elephants invasion

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Orom sub county, Kitgum district, neighboring Kidepo Valley National Park have been advised to grow alternative crops that are less attractive to elephants to mitigate their invasion into farmlands. This follows the persistent invasion of elephants from the conservation area into community farmlands. …

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Elephants kill 40 year old man in Murchison Falls National Park

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Elephants have trampled to death a 40-year old man in Nwoya district. The deceased has been identified as Celestino Odongo, a resident of Kole district. The incident happened on Sunday evening from Koch Lii sub county, three kilometers inside the Murchison Falls National Park in …

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Namibia sells 57 wild elephants through auction

Windhoek, Namibia | Xinhua | Namibia has sold 57 wild elephants through auction, an official said on Wednesday. The sale will raise 5.9 million Namibian dollars (400,000 U.S. dollars), Environment Ministry spokesman Romeo Muyunda said. The elephants sold were among 170 put on tender in December 2020. “A total of 15 …

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Kasese families at risk of starvation as elephants destroy gardens

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several families in Kasese district are at risk of starvation following the destruction of their crops by elephants from Queen Elizabeth National Park. The elephants have destroyed hundreds of their crop gardens leaving them with no hope of harvesting food. Immaculate Masika says she had …

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