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Body parts of killed lions recovered

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), the Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces (UPDF) and the police have recovered body parts of the lions that were killed in Queen Elizabeth national park last week. The lions were found dead on Friday evening, in Ishasha sector, Kihihi Sub County, …

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UWA puts UGX 10M bounty on lions killers

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced a cash bounty of 10 Million Shillings bounty for anybody who will provide information that will lead to the arrest of the people behind the killing of six lions in Queen Elizabeth National park.  The lions were found dead …

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UWA adopts drones to fight poaching in Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has adopted the use of drones to fight poaching and improve on monitoring of Rwenzori Mountains National Park. The Smart Monitoring and Reporting Tool – SMART technology will facilitate UWA to carry out activities like ecological monitoring, topographical mapping and detection …

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Six lions found dead in Queen Elizabeth National Park

  Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six lions have been found dead in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kihihi sub-county, Kanungu district. According to a statement from Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), carcasses of the lions were discovered in the national park on Friday evening by game rangers …

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Kasese residents want UWA to expedite compensation

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Communities neighbouring Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kasese District have asked the Uganda wildlife Authority- UWA to expedite compensation of people whose livelihood is affected by wildlife.   In 2019, President Museveni assented to the Wildlife Act 2019. According to the Act, compensation will be given …

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Mother Rhino Nandi dies at 21

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Nandi, one of the female rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is dead after suffering from a yet to be identified illness, according to the Uganda Wildlife Authority, UWA.  Nandi is one of the parent rhinos which were imported to revive the rhino population in Uganda.  …

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Cheaper gorilla tracking permits fail to attract tourists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority has failed to register an increase in number of tourists destined to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest despite reducing the price of gorilla tracking permits. In 2020, Uganda Wildlife Authority -UWA reduced the cost of gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National park. In the …

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