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Uganda mulls use of digital technology to boost wildlife conservation

KAMPALA, UGANDA | Xinhua | Uganda has been moving to use digital technology to boost efforts in wildlife conservation which has yielded sound results, a senior official said Tuesday. “Digital technology has significantly transformed traditional wildlife conservation strategies. While we cope with human-induced conservation challenges, digital innovations such as drones, …

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Warriors turn guns on wildlife in Kidepo Park

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Armed Karamojong warriors have sought refuge in Kidepo National Park, resorting to killing wild animals for sustenance, raising concerns about their impact on the park’s ecosystem. Security has confirmed that these warriors, previously active in terrorizing Kaabong and Kotido districts, have relocated to Karenga …

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UWA rangers shoot teenager, two others in Mt Elgon National Park

Bukwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Three people are nursing gunshot wounds after being shot by Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA rangers for allegedly trespassing and grazing animals inside Mt. Elgon National Park. The gunshot victims are Walter Kibet,15, a resident of Katerit village, Cheboi perishes in Amanang sub-county, Fred Toskin, 52, and …

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In the footsteps of a wildlife ranger

Murchison Park challenge gives participants taste of endurance, patience, camaraderie Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | It is about 6am on a cool early morning when Sam Mwandha, the executive director of the Uganda Wildlife Authority flags off 18 teams comprising four members each from the tail-end of the Pakuba Airstrip …

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Government sets a UGX 200B target for new UWA board

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has tasked the new Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) board of trustees to double the Authority’s revenue collections to Shillings 200 billion. Comprising ten dedicated individuals, this board not only plays a pivotal role in advancing the development of the Authority but also oversees …

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UWEC plans four new zoos to promote eco-tourism, wildlife research

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda will soon have four new Wildlife Education Centres thanks to an initiative by the National Forestry Authority (NFA) and the Entebbe-based Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC). The new centres will be established in Mbarara, Mbale, Gulu, and Kyenjojo. Under the arrangement, National Forestry Authority …

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Uganda Wildlife Authority arrested 2,837 poachers in 2022

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 2,837 suspects were arrested over alleged poaching and possession of wild animal products in protected conservation areas in Uganda in the years 2021-2022, according to figures released by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. The arrests were made during patrols conducted by rangers …

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Roger Ballen’s wildlife art

Renowned artist confronts destruction in latest art show Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | Often depicted as an integral feature of the continent, African wildlife, from iconic big beasts to its vast array of species, continues to attract millions of foreign travelers every year. But a new art exhibition in the heart …

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