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UWA halts search for stray lions in Alebtong

Alebtong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) rangers have called off the search for two stray lions sighted in Alebtong and Otuke District. Locals discovered a carcass of a cow and footmarks of what appears to be a lion and a cub. The lions are believed to have …

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UWA moves to restrict pastoralists in wildlife reserves

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA in Karamoja is considering banning pastoralists from grazing in wildlife reserves. According to UWA, the presence of pastoralists has affected the breeding of animals forcing some species like ostriches to migrate to distant areas where they can not easily be traced. Edyau …

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UWA heightens deployment in Upe Pian game reserve to curb poaching

Nakapiripirit, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has heightened deployment in Pian Upe game reserve to fight against massive poaching and illegal grazing. James Okware, the senior warden in charge of Pian Upe game reserve says that despite the continuous sensitization by UWA, residents have continued poaching animals …

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UWA arrests 60 poachers in 8 months!

  Nakapiripirit, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Wild Life Authority (UWA) has arrested 60 people for illegal poaching in the wild life protected areas in Nakapiripirit district. James Okware, the senior warden officer incharge of Pian Upe game reserve in Nakapiripirit district said 60 poachers were arrested in …

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UWA slashes crops of over 500 Sironko families in Mt Elgon area

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has slashed crops belonging to over 500 residents in three villages in Masaba Sub County in Sironko district for alleged encroachment on Mount Elgon national park land.  The affected residents are from Kusi, Ngagai, and Malara villages in Bufupa parish in Masaba Sub County. Patrick …

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Gov’t to compensate victims of wildlife conflict

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Tom Butime, has confirmed that the Wildlife Fund will be operationalised by 01 October 2022 to commence compensation of victims of human-wildlife conflict. He said this during a plenary sitting chaired by Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa, on Wednesday, 24 …

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Buliisa residents petition UWA over rampant invasion of elephants

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Buliisa settling near Murchison falls National Park have petitioned the Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA over rampant invasion of elephants and buffaloes into the community, causing massive destruction to their crops. In their petition dated August 17, 2022 addressed to UWA, the residents contend that …

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