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Madi Okollo leaders reject expansion of Ajai Wildlife Reserve land

Madi Okollo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in Madi Okollo district have opposed a proposal by the Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA to acquire additional land at Ajai Wildlife Reserve for Rhino conservation. In December, UWA announced plans to acquire 26.58 square kilometers of additional land at Ajai Wildlife Reserve to support …

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Tourism sector demands reopening of ziwa rhino sanctuary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Tourism sector players have called for the reopening of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, amidst a conflict between the managers of the sanctuary, the Rhino Fund Uganda and the owners of the land hosting the facility, Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranches.    On Monday, the Uganda Wildlife …

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Seven Chinese nationals in Zimbabwe court over rhino horn stash

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe | AFP | Seven Chinese nationals appeared in a Zimbabwe court on Thursday after they were arrested last month with rhino horn pieces worth nearly a million dollars. They are facing charges of breaching the country’s wildlife laws. Zeng Dengui, 35; Peicon Jang, 35; Chen Zhiangfu, 30; …

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Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in the world, dies

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP  | Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the Dvur Kralove Zoo have announced the death of Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in the world. Sudan was being treated for age-related complications that led to degenerative changes in muscles and bones combined with extensive skin wounds, …

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Rhino poaching dips slightly in S.Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | The number of rhinos killed for their horns by poachers in South Africa dipped in 2017, but more than 1,000 were still slaughtered, the government said on Thursday. South Africa is battling a scourge of rhino poaching fuelled by insatiable demand for their horn …

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