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Buliisa residents petition UWA over rampant invasion of elephants

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Buliisa settling near Murchison falls National Park have petitioned the Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA over rampant invasion of elephants and buffaloes into the community, causing massive destruction to their crops. In their petition dated August 17, 2022 addressed to UWA, the residents contend that …

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Elephants destroy 50 acres of crops in Agago district

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 50 acres of crops in Agago district have been destroyed by marauding elephants. The group of more than 10 elephants invaded the area last week and destroyed acres of crop gardens in the villages of Morulem, Kicok and Lamica in Lojim parish, Omiya Pachwa …

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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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