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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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Kagadi lion killing

Why shooting, skinning and sharing of lion meat sent shockwaves among local conservationists Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On April 8, a stray juvenile lion that had spent days killing and eating people’s livestock in several villages in the western Uganda district of Kagadi was shot dead by soldiers …

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Benet battle for land and identity

Why indigenous group is still struggling to shake off a 100 year-old British injustice Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Francis Cheptoek, 71, is one of the prominent elders of the indigenous Benet community from Kabarak, a village perched on the contoured northern slopes of Mt. Elgon in Kween District …

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Invasive plant species threatening wildlife populations: Auditor General

Invasive plant species are covering large expanses of grazing land thus reducing the populations of specific grazers such as Hippos, Buffalos, Zebras, Topis, and Uganda Kobs Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Invasive and exotic plant species are threatening wildlife populations in conservation areas in Uganda, a report by the Auditor-General has revealed. …

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UWA to track elephant movements using GPS collar tech

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) will effective next month, fit Global Positioning System-GPS radio collars to track the movement of elephants within the Kidepo Valley National Park conservation landscape. The sophisticated collar technology is a lightweight belt that contains advanced GPS satellite tracking devices fixed on …

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UWA arrests notorious poacher for killing two chimpanzees

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Yafesi Baguma, 36, a notorious poacher and resident of Nyaigugu village in Kabwoya sub county, Kikuube district is in police custody on accusations of killing two chimpanzees in Bugoma central forest reserve. Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA rangers in conjunction with the police picked up Baguma from …

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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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