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Stray elephants invade Kitgum district

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Herds of elephants have strayed from Kidepo Valley National park into community farmlands in Orom sub-county, Kitgum district. The elephants reportedly invaded three parishes of Gule, Lungayura and Lolwa in early June according to reports from local authorities. Orom sub-county chairperson Johnson Todera Acellam says …

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Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary reopened to tourists

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has reopened Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola district. UWA closed Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary which sits on over 16,000 acres of land, and home to 33 endangered White Rhinos in mid-April this year with a message that no tourism activity would be …

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Ministry: Tourism sector steadily recovering

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bookings for tourism tripled between August 2020 and March 2021 since the industry was reopened resulting from increased demand by both foreign and local tourists. According to records, 83,464 bookings were made in the first quarter of the year by the end of March, up …

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UWA, Ziwa in negotiations to manage Rhino sanctuary

Nakasongola , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA is in talks with Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch on the fate and future of the rhinos at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola district. This follows the withdrawal of a case last week filed by the Rhino Fund Uganda, which …

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Saving chimpanzee using culture

How communities who regard the animal as a totem are saving it Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Agnes Nyangoma Mukooto, an elderly grandmother in Kabwoya, a quiet sleepy village near the shores of Lake Albert in mid-western Uganda, grew up listening to her father tell stories about the totem …

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UWA blocks 3000 cows from grazing in Zzwa rhino sanctuary

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has rejected requests by pastoralists in Nakasongola district to graze their animals inside Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. More than 100 pastoralists from Nakitoma Sub County have been grazing over 3000 head of cattle inside Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary with permission from Ziwa Rhino and …

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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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Growing human needs threatening survival of chimpanzees

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA and Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre-UWEC are concerned about the destruction of natural habitats for chimpanzees. The chimps live in or outside mainly tropical rain forests and woodlands located in Western Uganda such as Bugoma, Budongo, and Kibale among others There are …

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