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77 poachers surrender in Kisoro

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Seventy-seven poachers in Kisori district have publicly denounced their activities. The reformed poachers have been operating in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Nkuringo sector in Kisoro district. On Wednesday evening, the group handed over their poaching tools including spears and arrows to Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA officials …

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Guns recovered from Murchison Falls linked to five murders

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  A combined security team that has so far recovered eight guns from Murchison Falls National Park suspects that some of the firearms were used in at least five murders in different parts of the country. A detective who participated in an operation against poachers said that …

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Wildlife crime putting human health at risk

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that wildlife crime is a threat not only to the environment but to human health. The Wildlife Crime Report 2020, which was released yesterday points out that the poachers have increasingly threatened pangolins, birds, turtles, tigers and bears which …

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Four poachers arrested for killing buffalo in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four suspected poachers have been arrested for allegedly killing a buffalo in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kanungu district. The suspects are Enock Aryaijuka a resident of Rwamagali village in Kihembe parish, Kanyantorogo sub-county, Stephen Christmas, Vian Arinaitwe and Eunice Origumisiriza Eunice all residents of …

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’10 steps ahead’: Kenya’s tech war on wildlife poachers

Ol Pejeta, Kenya | AFP |  Every morning, at the far perimeter of the wildlife reserve capped by Mount Kenya, a khaki-clad ranger meticulously sweeps the earth of animal footprints, covering their tracks from any poachers. It’s an antiquated approach to outsmarting would-be hunters, but this ranger is not alone. …

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UWA: Uganda cuts down on elephant poaching

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least one Elephant is killed in Uganda annually for ivory.  This is according to the Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA. John Makombo, the Director of conservation at UWA says that while poaching has decreased elephants still face threats from poachers, most of whom are foreign nationals. …

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Poachers shoot dead three rhinos inside Kenyan sanctuary

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Poachers have shot dead three critically endangered black rhinos in a specially-protected sanctuary in northern Kenya, the wildlife service said Thursday. Two adults and a calf were killed inside the 83 square kilometre (32 square mile) fenced rhino sanctuary in Meru National Park and had …

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