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UWA needs USD 13 million to relocate rhinos from Ziwa sanctuary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority needs over USD 13 million to relocate rhinos from Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to the National Park. The authority recently said that the 33 endangered white rhinos at the sanctuary will be introduced to protected areas after completion of a feasibility study to …

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UWA closes Ziwa rhino sanctuary following attack

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has closed Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola district with immediate effect following a recent attack. The decision comes amidst bickering between Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranches (ZRWR), which owns the land hosting the sanctuary, and Rhino Fund Uganda (RFU), a non-governmental organization that …

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UWA to relocate 33 rhinos from Ziwa rhino sanctuary over land wrangles

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA is planning to relocate 33 rhinos from Ziwa rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola district due to land conflicts. Located in Nakitoma sub county, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (ZRS) has been under the management of Rhino Fund Uganda, a non-government organization. However, about four years ago, …

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Kenya earmarks 3.7 mln USD to boost rhino conservation

Nairobi, Kenya | XINHUA | Kenya will set aside 400 million shillings (about 3.7 million U.S. dollars) annually to strengthen protection of rhinos in the wild amid growing threats, an official said on Tuesday. Najib Balala, cabinet secretary for Tourism and Wildlife, said the new funding to be sourced from …

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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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Rafting for Rhinos returns to the upper Nile September 24

ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome On Saturday September 24th, 2016 people throughout the world will march for elephants and rhinos while in Jinja the conservation fraternity will be rafting instead of marching. Nile River Explorers (NRE) is once again dedicating a day to conservation with the intent of selling every …

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