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Queen Elizabeth registers increasing cases of poaching in lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The management of Queen Elizabeth National park has raised a red flag over the increased cases of poaching in the park since the nationwide lockdown was announced in March this year. Although Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA stepped up security and foot patrols in the park following …

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USAID extends UGX 80Bn to address poaching, human life conflict in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United States Agency for International Development-USAID has announced a cash injection of USD 21.5 million (UGX 80 billion) to improve biodiversity in Uganda. The funding will come through three new USAID initiatives including Biodiversity for Resilience implemented by Research Triangle International in partnership …

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Karamoja residents resort to wildlife poaching, several arrested

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 37 people in Karamoja region have been arrested over the last one month for poaching small antelopes also known as dikidikis. Ediau Echodu, the Officer in charge of Bokora-Matheniko wild reserve corridor, says majority of the culprits are from Kidepo Pupu village in …

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POACHING: UWA expresses reservations over release of Vietnamese

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has expressed reservations about the release of two Vietnamese nationals accused of wildlife trafficking, saying it might affect investigations since their co-accused are still at large. They are Nguyen Son Dong, the Director of Wisdom Theta Limited and Pham Van Chieu, …

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COMMENT: Unnoticed Ivory flames

How messages on burning ivory from poached elephants might be missed among those for whom it is intended COMMENT | MATTHEW H. HOLDEN & OTHERS |  The tusks of more than ten thousand elephants went up in flames in Kenya on April 30, 2016 – the world’s largest ever ivory …

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Five arrested over elephant killing in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka | AFP | Sri Lankan police have arrested five men for allegedly killing a wild elephant, with officers seizing ivory and tusk-cutting tools, officials said Friday. Villagers in the island’s northwest had alerted wildlife authorities after a popular local elephant called “Dala Poottuwa”, or crossed tusker, disappeared. Its …

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Selling $600 frogs to save them from poachers

Quito, Ecuador | AFP | Poachers in Ecuador have long known the hefty prices their country’s rare frogs can fetch. But now environmentally conscious firms are starting to sell the amphibians too — to try to save them from the black market and threatened extinction. In San Rafael, just outside the …

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Three nabbed with Ivory, counterfeit currency in Mbale

Police in Mbale has arrested three men in possession of 34.6kg of ivory worth sh13.8 million and counterfeit sh500,000. Gibogi Justine, 60, a restaurant owner from North Road Cell, Northern Division, Mbale District, Hussein Simiyu, 45, a house painter from Kisenyi Village Bukhasakya sub country and Robert Muwombi 45, also a …

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