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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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Panic as stray elephants invade Kitgum district

Kitgum, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  At least 20 stray elephants from Kidepo National Game Park have reportedly invaded Orom Sub County destroying crop gardens and injuring people. Qirino Olum, the Orom Sub County LC III Chairperson told the Uganda Radio Network in an interview over the weekend that the …

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Stray elephants cause panic in Kasese town

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six stray elephants from Queen Elizabeth National Park on Wednesday caused panic in Kasese town and the surrounding outskirts. The animals allegedly left the park at around 6:00 am and invaded areas of Railway ward, Mumbuzi, Acholi quarter and Kasese town. The elephants caused …

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Namibia culls elephants to protect crops

Windhoek, Namibia | AFP | Namibia has killed 10 elephants over the past two months to prevent the freely roaming animals from trampling crops, the environment ministry said Tuesday. The southern African country is home to over 24,000 elephants, mostly concentrated in and around national parks near the northern border with Angola. The pachyderms are …

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Drought-hit Zimbabwe to transfer thousands of animals

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s wildlife agency said Monday it would move hundreds of elephants and other animals in a dramatic bid to save them from a lethal drought. At least 120 elephants have already died over the past two months as the country grapples with one of the worst droughts in its history. …

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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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