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Two sentenced to 8 years in prison for killing six lions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Utilities, Wildlife and Standards Court in Kampala has sentenced two men to serve a punishment of 8 years and seven months in jail for killing six climbing lions in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The two, Vincent Tumuhirwe, a farmer and Robert Ariyo, a boda …

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Two convicted for killing climbing lions

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people have been convicted for killing six climbing lions and ten vultures in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Vincent Tumuhirwe, a farmer and Robert Ariyo, a boda boda rider from Kanungu district were on Thursday convicted in the Utilities, Wildlife and Standards Court, presided over by …

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Three lionesses dead in Queen Elizabeth Park

Rubirizi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three lionesses have been found dead, with initial indications being that they were electrocuted in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Rubirizi District.  They were part of the 10 lions that were brought into the park last month. Bashir Hangi, the Communications Officer for Uganda Wild …

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Kasese: Two residents killed in separate elephant attacks

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people have died in Kasese district in two separate elephant attacks. Stray elephants from Queen Elizabeth National Park killed one person in Karusandara sub-county, and another in Kyakitale A cell in Katwe, Kabatooro rown council, Kasese district. The acting Rwenzori East Regional Police Spokesperson, …

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Stray hippo killed by residents in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Saruti B in Kasese municipality have killed one of the stray hippos that have been disturbing the area. The hippos escaped from Queen Elizabeth National Park in July last year and inhabited the stagnant water in Kanyangeya cell adjacent to River Nyamwaba. This …

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Kasese families at risk of starvation as elephants destroy gardens

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several families in Kasese district are at risk of starvation following the destruction of their crops by elephants from Queen Elizabeth National Park. The elephants have destroyed hundreds of their crop gardens leaving them with no hope of harvesting food. Immaculate Masika says she had …

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