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Yuti and UWEC name Entebbe White Tiger YURA

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Yuti Breweriies Ltd under their flagship beverage brand Yura Beer, have signed an agreement with Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) that gives them the naming rights for the white tiger in the Entebbe zoo. They have officially named him YURA. Following financial hardships caused …

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New bird sanctuary opened in Entebbe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new bird sanctuary for the endangered African grey parrots was opened at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) also known as Entebbe Zoo. The shs37 million aviaries were funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and are specially built as an outdoor facility …

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UWA suspends removal of marabou stork nestlings from Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority has suspended the process of removing marabou stork and egret nestlings from Parliament to allow the eggs to hatch and chicks to fly. On Monday, UWA started relocating the marabou storks and egrets from the precincts of Parliament following concern from …

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UWEC gets donation after counting loses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) commonly known as (Entebbe Zoo) has started receiving donations for maintaining the animals. The Indian Community headed by Vim Patel family on Thursday gave out relief food like vegetables and a cheque for 1 million shillings to the animal …

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UWEC proposes strict COVID-19 preventive measures

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre –UWEC has banned impromptu visits as it announced new operational guidelines aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19. UWEC managing director James Musinguzi says that the ban on impromptu visits to the centre will enable better planning, enforcing social …

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UWEC receives first wildlife ambulance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Center – UWEC has received the first animal ambulance thanks to the Wildlife fans and the Paradise Wildlife Park in United Kingdom. The UWEC Executive Director, James Musinguzi unveiled the ambulance at their premises on Wednesday afternoon. The donation of the Ambulance …

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Increasing deforestation threatening wildlife conservation-UWEC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Center-UWEC has decried the increased destruction of habitats in several parts of the country which is threatening breeding and livelihood of wildlife and birding. Recent studies by Makerere University indicate that more than 200,000 hectares of forest cover have …

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US partners with UWEC to reduce wildlife trafficking

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | U.S. Mission in Uganda has partnered with the Uganda Wildlife Conservation and Education Center (UWEC) to host Zoohackathon 2019 in Entebbe. Zoohackathon is a computer coding event that brings together developers, designers, project managers, and subject matter experts to create applications, systems, and …

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Computer experts creating apps to tackle illicit wildlife trade

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A team of computer experts are meeting in Entebbe to develop technology to combat wildlife trafficking in Uganda. This is part of a partnership between Uganda Wildlife Education and Conservation and the United States Embassy in Kampala. The experts are part of a team …

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