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UWA rangers urged to embrace tech in battle with poachers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  While technology is playing a leading role in conserving endangered wildlife specie, Ugandan rangers are on the other hand reluctant or not interested in acquiring those skills. The lack of support by some of the development partners to fund technology-led initiatives has further aggravated …

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UWA staff, UPDF soldiers attacked by Pokot warriors in Nakapiripirit

Nakapiripirit, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Suspected Pokot armed warriors have attacked the Uganda Wildlife Authority staff and the security forces in Nakapiripirit district. It is alleged that on Tuesday, the officers survived death narrowly after they were shot at  in Lomuu hills within the Pian Upe game reserve in Kawach …

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UWA rangers shoot teenager, two others in Mt Elgon National Park

Bukwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Three people are nursing gunshot wounds after being shot by Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA rangers for allegedly trespassing and grazing animals inside Mt. Elgon National Park. The gunshot victims are Walter Kibet,15, a resident of Katerit village, Cheboi perishes in Amanang sub-county, Fred Toskin, 52, and …

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Government sets a UGX 200B target for new UWA board

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has tasked the new Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) board of trustees to double the Authority’s revenue collections to Shillings 200 billion. Comprising ten dedicated individuals, this board not only plays a pivotal role in advancing the development of the Authority but also oversees …

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UWA introduces online mountain gorilla tracking

Bwindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Ugandans and foreign visitors now have a chance to navigate to Mountain Gorilla hosting national parks through a mobile phone-based application. In the past, visitors had to physically visit the Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda to see the Mountain Gorillas. …

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