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Conservationists call for safe handling of snakes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Reptile conservationists have appealed for the safe handling of stray snakes in homes to help preserve endangered species. Snakes implant a deep-rooted fear in many people. Uganda is home to over 110 venomous and non-venomous snake species. Of those, 15 of the species have been …

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Can everlasting peace reign in disputed Apaa township?

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It has been close to three months of relative calm in Apaa township, a disputed fertile strip of land at the borders of Amuru and Adjumani districts in Northern Uganda. But Abraham Opiro, a resident of Lulai Parish in Apaa village is skeptical that this …

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Women undress before minister in protest of persistent elephants invasion

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Furious women in Lii sub county, Nwoya district stripped before the State Minister for Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities, Martin Magara Bahinduka on Wednesday in protest against the rampant invasion of elephants. The minister was in the district to interact with the communities of Got-Apwoyo, Purongo, …

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Tour operator handed 3 year jail term for fleecing tourists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Godfrey Paul Mpamu, a tour operator from Wild Paw Safaris has earned himself a three-year jail term for conning tourists. The Entebbe Chief Magistrate Stella Akwong convicted Mpamu on his own plea of guilty. Court heard that on August 30th this year, Uganda Wildlife Authority …

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Reformed Karamojong warriors threaten to resort to poaching

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Reformed Karimojong cattle rustlers are accusing the government of abandoning them after convincing them to voluntarily surrender their firearms which was their only source of survival. This stems from the recent decision by Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA to flash the former rustlers from breaking stones at …

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Tourism ministry to construct hotels in protected areas

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities is to construct hotels in some of Uganda’s protected areas as a way of promoting domestic tourism, thanks to an agreement with the Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA. State Minister for Tourism Martin Mugarra Bahinduka says that the high costs …

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Community up in arms over UWA boundaries in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Busunga in Lake Katwe sub-county, Kasese district are accusing Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA of encroaching on their land by extending the electric fence into their land without opening up the disputed community boundaries. In July last year, the residents rejected a survey report from …

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Stray hippo killed by residents in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Saruti B in Kasese municipality have killed one of the stray hippos that have been disturbing the area. The hippos escaped from Queen Elizabeth National Park in July last year and inhabited the stagnant water in Kanyangeya cell adjacent to River Nyamwaba. This …

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