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Conservationists want UWA to take over Echuya forest reserve

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Conservationists in Rubanda and Kisoro districts want Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA to take over Echuya Central Forest Reserve. The forest that is shared by Rubanda and Kisoro districts is under National Forestry Authority-NFA after it was gazetted in 1939. Conservationists argue that once the forest is …

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Tourism paying price for coronavirus outbreak

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | When China finally publicly admitted that what was killing people in the city of Wuhan was coronavirus, no Ugandan would even remotely think its effects would reverberate as far as far as Kanungu, Nwoya, Kaabong, Kisoro or Rubirizi districts. The five districts have one …

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Lamwo residents in panic as stray lions kill six cattle

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two stray lions believed to have escaped from Kidepo Valley National park have killed six cows in Katum East village in Padibe East sub county in Lamwo district triggering panic among residents. The lions are said to have invaded a kraal containing over 500 animals …

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UWA to resume electric fencing around Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA is set to revive the erection of an electric fence on the 21 Kilometer stretch along Kasese-Kikorongo around Queen Elizabeth National Park. The pilot project is under the low solar powered electric fencing intervention in major human-wildlife conflict hotpots. The project was halted …

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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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