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Uganda Wildlife Authority chokes on dwindling funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wild Life Authority (UWA) has decried dwindling operational funds during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Bashir Hangi, the UWA communications manager says they will soon need a boost if the COVID-19 pandemic is to continue since it is operating on dwindling savings of about …

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CID dispatches 13 detectives to hunt for poachers in Murchison

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Criminal Investigations Directorate – CID has dispatched a team of detectives to hunt for poachers in the Murchison National Park. A source at CID intimated to Uganda Radio Network- URN that a team of 13 detectives commanded by Assistant Commissioner of Police – ACP …

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Poaching up under COVID-19 lockdown

Park communities join organised criminals for survival as absence of tourist dollars spreads poverty Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Poaching in Uganda’s national parks has doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the same period last year, say officials at the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), the national conservation agency. …

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Queen Elizabeth national park communities reject survey report

Kasese, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Busunga Village, in Kasese District on Thursday rejected a survey report from the Ministry of Lands. The survey was conducted by the ministry to harmonize park boundaries before Queen Elizabeth National Park erects an electric fence on the 21 Kilometer stretch along Kasese-Kikorongo. …

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