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 Three arrested over illegal possession of ivory

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Criminal Investigations Directorate –CID has arrested three people over illegal possession of ivory valued at 76 million shillings. Charles Twine, the CID Spokesperson says that the suspects Dickens Opio, Denis Otuku and James Oluyi, were arrested from Oyam district. Twine, who is also …

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UWA struggles to capture stray crocodile

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Uganda Wildlife Authority – UWA is struggling to capture a stray crocodile which is threatening the lives of fishermen in Entebbe Municipality. Several fishermen have sighted the reptile in the lake between the UPDF Marine Docking pier, the Ministry of Energy and at the …

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UWA blocks onstruction of major access road in Apaa

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Armed personnel from Uganda Wildlife Authority – UWA have blocked construction project of a major community access road in the disputed remote areas of Apaa in Amuru district. The personnel blocked construction of the 20km Lacmon to Apaa (Section 1&2) roads from Pabbo Sub-County worth …

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UWA translocating new species to Pian- Upe reserve

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA is embarking on translocation of new species to Pian- Upe Game Reserve. Pian- Upe Game reserve has its base in Nakapiripirit but under Mt. Elgon National park conservation area which runs through Bugisu, Karamoja and parts of Teso. The activity is aimed …

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Apaa residents struggle to access health services

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Residents of Apaa Township in Amuru district are struggling to access health services. It follows the closure of Apaa Health Centre II two years following a heated disputed between Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and residents over ownership of the land hosting the health center. Prior …

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US soldiers train UWA rangers to counter wildlife crimes in national parks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  United States soldiers have trained rangers of Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) on new techniques for countering wildlife trafficking and other associated wildlife crimes. The 25 rangers drawn from Six National Parks of Queen Elizabeth Conservation Area, Lake Mburo National Park, Kabale National Park, Murchison Falls …

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