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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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Stray elephants invade Kitgum district

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Herds of elephants have strayed from Kidepo Valley National park into community farmlands in Orom sub-county, Kitgum district. The elephants reportedly invaded three parishes of Gule, Lungayura and Lolwa in early June according to reports from local authorities. Orom sub-county chairperson Johnson Todera Acellam says …

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African elephants get more protection

  Conservationist body lists them as critically endangered Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Conservationists across Africa have welcomed a recent decision to upgrade the African savanna elephant and forest elephant as “endangered” and “critically endangered” species. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which is the global authority …

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Elephants forcing farmers to abandon gardens in Kitgum

 Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Farmers in the areas of Orom in Kitgum district have abandoned gardens, even as counterparts in the region prepare land for the start of the main cropping season. The onset of the March to May rainfall was expected to be a busy time for farmers, …

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