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UWA heightens deployment in Upe Pian game reserve to curb poaching

Nakapiripirit, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has heightened deployment in Pian Upe game reserve to fight against massive poaching and illegal grazing. James Okware, the senior warden in charge of Pian Upe game reserve says that despite the continuous sensitization by UWA, residents have continued poaching animals …

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UWA arrests 60 poachers in 8 months!

  Nakapiripirit, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Wild Life Authority (UWA) has arrested 60 people for illegal poaching in the wild life protected areas in Nakapiripirit district. James Okware, the senior warden officer incharge of Pian Upe game reserve in Nakapiripirit district said 60 poachers were arrested in …

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UWA slashes crops of over 500 Sironko families in Mt Elgon area

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has slashed crops belonging to over 500 residents in three villages in Masaba Sub County in Sironko district for alleged encroachment on Mount Elgon national park land.  The affected residents are from Kusi, Ngagai, and Malara villages in Bufupa parish in Masaba Sub County. Patrick …

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Gov’t to compensate victims of wildlife conflict

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Tom Butime, has confirmed that the Wildlife Fund will be operationalised by 01 October 2022 to commence compensation of victims of human-wildlife conflict. He said this during a plenary sitting chaired by Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa, on Wednesday, 24 …

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Buliisa residents petition UWA over rampant invasion of elephants

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Buliisa settling near Murchison falls National Park have petitioned the Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA over rampant invasion of elephants and buffaloes into the community, causing massive destruction to their crops. In their petition dated August 17, 2022 addressed to UWA, the residents contend that …

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Unlocking Pian Upe wildlife reserve

UWA and Space for Giants give hope to Uganda’s most picturesque tourist spot Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and conservation non-profit, Space for Giants, have entered into a co-management partnership agreement to revive and promote Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve as one of East Africa’s …

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