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‘Uganda’s Crested Cranes face extinction ‘

  Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wildlife conservationists are concerned by the continued use of naked electricity transmission lines, arguing that they are yet another hindrance to the protection of the Crested Cranes, The birds are on Uganda’s national emblem. Godfrey Mutemba, the Lwengo district Senior Natural Resources Officer …

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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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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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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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