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UWA needs USD 13 million to relocate rhinos from Ziwa sanctuary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority needs over USD 13 million to relocate rhinos from Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to the National Park. The authority recently said that the 33 endangered white rhinos at the sanctuary will be introduced to protected areas after completion of a feasibility study to …

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Growing human needs threatening survival of chimpanzees

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA and Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre-UWEC are concerned about the destruction of natural habitats for chimpanzees. The chimps live in or outside mainly tropical rain forests and woodlands located in Western Uganda such as Bugoma, Budongo, and Kibale among others There are …

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Tourism sector demands reopening of ziwa rhino sanctuary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Tourism sector players have called for the reopening of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, amidst a conflict between the managers of the sanctuary, the Rhino Fund Uganda and the owners of the land hosting the facility, Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranches.    On Monday, the Uganda Wildlife …

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UWA closes Ziwa rhino sanctuary following attack

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has closed Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola district with immediate effect following a recent attack. The decision comes amidst bickering between Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranches (ZRWR), which owns the land hosting the sanctuary, and Rhino Fund Uganda (RFU), a non-governmental organization that …

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UWA to relocate 33 rhinos from Ziwa rhino sanctuary over land wrangles

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA is planning to relocate 33 rhinos from Ziwa rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola district due to land conflicts. Located in Nakitoma sub county, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (ZRS) has been under the management of Rhino Fund Uganda, a non-government organization. However, about four years ago, …

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Body parts of killed lions recovered

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), the Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces (UPDF) and the police have recovered body parts of the lions that were killed in Queen Elizabeth national park last week. The lions were found dead on Friday evening, in Ishasha sector, Kihihi Sub County, …

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