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UWA to install 100kms of electric fence in Nwoya

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA plans to install more than 100 kilometers of electric fence around the Murchison Falls National Park boundary to curb rising wildlife invasion into community settlements. The plan according to UWA officials is an addition to the current 30 kilometers of electric fence …

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Man dies after drills during UWA recruitment in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A prospective recruit to the Uganda Wildlife  Authority-UWA has died after participating in a 5 kilometer fitness run in Gulu city.  The deceased has been identified as 20-year-old Jacob Opiyo, a resident of Kitgum District. He was pronounced dead at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital …

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Manpower shortage frustrating prosecution for wildlife crimes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has said that the trial of wildlife crime-related cases across the country has been frustrated by a shortage of manpower in its wildlife prosecution unit. UWA is a semi-autonomous government agency mandated to conserve, manage and regulate Uganda’s wildlife. It manages …

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17 UWA rangers killed in operations since 2002

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 17 rangers and nine suspected poachers were killed in the past 10 years during different operations by the Uganda Wildlife Authority – UWA. This is contained in the Authority’s report submitted to the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights. The report is a …

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Three lionesses dead in Queen Elizabeth Park

Rubirizi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three lionesses have been found dead, with initial indications being that they were electrocuted in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Rubirizi District.  They were part of the 10 lions that were brought into the park last month. Bashir Hangi, the Communications Officer for Uganda Wild …

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Residents reject multibillion gov’t projects over boundary disputes

Elgon, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents from four sub-counties neighboring Mt Elgon national park have rejected government projects worth three billion shillings over the current boundary disputes. Uganda Wildlife authority-UWA with Rwenzori Trekking Services signed a memorandum of understanding this year in January to develop Mt Elgon national park in …

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