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UWA seeks Non-Tax Revenue raise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is seeking an increase in the agency’s ceiling of Non Tax Revenue (NTR) from Shs106.7 billion to Shs140 billion in the 2023/2024 financial year. The request was made by UWA’s Executive Director, Sam Mwandah while appearing before the Committee on …

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Elephants invade 15 villages in Mitooma District

Mitooma, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 1,000 residents in Kiyanga and Rwaburunga Sub Counties, Mitooma District are counting losses after elephants invaded their homes and destroyed gardens. The most affected villages include Kaburara, Rutobo, and Kakiiba Bukiro 1 and 2 among others. The elephants have destroyed banana and …

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Animals don’t speak; Let us speak for them – Magistrate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | For some, the sentences and penalties by Chief Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu Musenze of the Standards Wildlife and Utilities Court are harsh and ruthless even for wildlife criminals like poachers and traffickers. But Kamasanyu is becoming a darling for those fighting Wildlife crime in the region …

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UN chief calls for efforts to protect wildlife

United Nations, USA | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for more efforts to protect wildlife. In a message for World Wildlife Day, which falls on March 3 every year, Guterres called on all stakeholders to turn commitment to action. “On World Wildlife Day, we reflect on our responsibility …

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Two witchdoctors charged with illegal possession of wildlife products

Kamuli, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Busoga North police are holding two witchdoctors for illegal possession of wildlife products in their shrines. The suspects; Balati Buluuba and Fred Balikoowa are currently detained at Kamuli central police station pending further inquiries. The suspects who are residents of Naikesa village, Kisozi town council, …

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Community support vital in ending wildlife crime – Task Force

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Wildlife Anti-Crime Coordination Task Force-NWCCTF is calling for community support in the fight against wildlife trafficking and poaching. The task force was initiated in 2018 and launched in 2020 to promote cooperation and coordination among law enforcement agencies to combat wildlife crime in …

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