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Conservationists call for ban of legal trade, breeding of wildlife

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  There is growing evidence that wild animals do not get the conditions to live a full life, even in well-demarcated breeding sites and in countries that have enabling laws for wildlife trade.   According to conservationists, several snake farms in West, East and South Africa are …

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Five arrested in possession of ivory, live pangolin in Northern Uganda

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Five suspects have been arrested for illegal possession of ivory and a live Pangolin. The five were arrested in separate operations conducted on Sunday by the Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA and the Uganda Police in Lira and Agago Districts. Bashir Hangi, the UWA Communications Manager told …

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LCI chairman arrested with pangolin

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala police have arrested two suspects accused of trafficking wildlife species. The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango identifies one of the suspects as Bosco Mukasa, a 34-year-old and the LC I chairperson Kiganda village, Nyamarunde sub-county in Kibaale district, Simon Kyakwahurwe. According to …

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COVID-19: what we know and what we don’t

Paris, France | AFP | Researchers want to know everything about the latest coronavirus, from its mortality rate to its origins, incubation period and much more, and they still have blanks to fill in. – Mortality rate? – COVID-19, as the disease is known, is more lethal than the average …

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Pangolin link to coronavirus

Researchers have long suspected that the virus was passed from an animal to a human | THE INDEPENDENT | The endangered pangolin may be the link that facilitated the spread of the novel coronavirus across China, Chinese scientists said Friday. Researchers have long suspected that the virus, which had killed …

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Four arrested with Pangolin scales, Hippo teeth

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Police with the help of Natural Resource Conservation Network (NRCN) has arrested four people in possession of pangolin scales and hippo teeth in Kasese and Kampala. Ivan Tuhaiirwe and Davis Kateregga were arrested in possession of 50 kilograms of pangolin scales worth Sh7million which they …

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I.Coast seizes record three tonnes of pangolin scales

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP |  Authorities in Ivory Coast have seized a record haul of three tonnes of pangolin scales worth an estimated $82,000, in what officials on Thursday called a “massacre”. Eight men of various African nationalities were apprehended overnight on Tuesday as they prepared to sell their …

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Malaysia seizes 300kg of pangolin scales

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | AFP | Malaysian customs officers have seized almost 300 kilograms of pangolin scales being smuggled through the main airport, officials said on Tuesday. The 288-kilogram (635 pound) haul was found at Kuala Lumpur International Airport last Friday in 12 boxes labelled as oyster shells on the …

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