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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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17 UWA rangers killed in operations since 2002

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 17 rangers and nine suspected poachers were killed in the past 10 years during different operations by the Uganda Wildlife Authority – UWA. This is contained in the Authority’s report submitted to the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights. The report is a …

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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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Residents reject multibillion gov’t projects over boundary disputes

Elgon, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents from four sub-counties neighboring Mt Elgon national park have rejected government projects worth three billion shillings over the current boundary disputes. Uganda Wildlife authority-UWA with Rwenzori Trekking Services signed a memorandum of understanding this year in January to develop Mt Elgon national park in …

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Kagadi lion killing

Why shooting, skinning and sharing of lion meat sent shockwaves among local conservationists Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On April 8, a stray juvenile lion that had spent days killing and eating people’s livestock in several villages in the western Uganda district of Kagadi was shot dead by soldiers …

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Benet battle for land and identity

Why indigenous group is still struggling to shake off a 100 year-old British injustice Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Francis Cheptoek, 71, is one of the prominent elders of the indigenous Benet community from Kabarak, a village perched on the contoured northern slopes of Mt. Elgon in Kween District …

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