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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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Suspected lion killers change plea

  Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Two suspects who pleaded guilty to killing six lions and ten vultures before the Utilities, Wildlife and Standards Court in Kampala have made a U-turn. They are Vincent Tumuhirwe and Robert Ariyo, a farmer and Boda Boda rider respectively from Kanungu District. The two …

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