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UWA heightens deployment in Upe Pian game reserve to curb poaching

Nakapiripirit, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has heightened deployment in Pian Upe game reserve to fight against massive poaching and illegal grazing. James Okware, the senior warden in charge of Pian Upe game reserve says that despite the continuous sensitization by UWA, residents have continued poaching animals …

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Six arrested for illegal possession of game meat

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six men accused of illegal possession of game meat are in custody at Kasese Central Police Station. The suspects were picked up from different parts of Kasese district on Monday evening on suspicion of poaching in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Nelson Tumushime, the Rwenzori East …

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Manpower shortage frustrating prosecution for wildlife crimes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has said that the trial of wildlife crime-related cases across the country has been frustrated by a shortage of manpower in its wildlife prosecution unit. UWA is a semi-autonomous government agency mandated to conserve, manage and regulate Uganda’s wildlife. It manages …

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Reformed Karamojong warriors threaten to resort to poaching

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Reformed Karimojong cattle rustlers are accusing the government of abandoning them after convincing them to voluntarily surrender their firearms which was their only source of survival. This stems from the recent decision by Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA to flash the former rustlers from breaking stones at …

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POACHING: Police, UPDF officers arrested

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six policemen and four Uganda People’s Defence Forces –UPDF soldiers have arrested by Special Wildlife Crime Unit for allegedly participating in poaching and illegal selling of ivory and other wildlife species. The unit comprised of military and police intelligence personnel as well as detectives attached …

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UWA adopts drones to fight poaching in Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has adopted the use of drones to fight poaching and improve on monitoring of Rwenzori Mountains National Park. The Smart Monitoring and Reporting Tool – SMART technology will facilitate UWA to carry out activities like ecological monitoring, topographical mapping and detection …

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UWA deploys heavily in Karamoja to fight poachers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has heavily deployed its personnel to fight against massive poaching that has resurrected in the Karamoja region. Fred Pizza, the chief warden of Mt. Elgon National Park which covers up to Karamoja region says that the deployment follows the increasing cases of …

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Africa strives to contain wildlife poaching worsened by COVID-19

Kanungu, Uganda | XINHUA | As the world grapples with COVID-19, conservationists in Africa are striving to contain rising wildlife poaching, which has been worsened by the pandemic. When the pandemic hit the continent about seven months ago, many countries closed their borders and limited domestic movement. This brought the …

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