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Vietnamese found smuggling ivory granted bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Anti-Corruption Court has granted bail to two Vietnamese accused of wildlife trafficking. They are Nguyen Son Dong, 40 the Director of Wisdom Theta Limited and Pham Van Chieu 33 a resident of Ntinda a Kampala Suburb. They are jointly charged with Phung Thi …

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Parliament asked to hasten enactment of new wildlife law

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A cross section of residents in Kasese district has tasked parliament to expedite the enactment of the Uganda Wildlife Bill, which seeks to, among others, provide for compensation for loss occasioned by animals escaping from wildlife protected areas. The bill tabled by Government Chief Whip …

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Lions suspected in drowning of 400 buffaloes in Botswana

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP | More than 400 buffaloes believed to have been chased by lions drowned in a river in northern Bostwana this week, the government said. The mass drowning occurred in Chobe River near the border with Namibia. Early investigations by authorities in both countries “suggest that an …

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A ‘deal for nature’ to rescue wildlife: WWF chief

Paris, France | AFP | The global population of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals has declined 60 percent since 1970, according to the WWF’s “Living Planet” report released Tuesday. WWF director general Marco Lambertini tells AFP what went wrong and what’s at stake. – How bad is it? – …

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‘Fighting poverty will check illegal wildlife trade’

London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said issues of illegal wildlife trade cannot be divorced from poverty and that countries must strive to get their people out of poverty through sustainable tourism, investments, trade and industrialization, adding that the structure of the society in Africa needs …

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Why apes can’t talk

Study suggests they’ve got the voice but not the brains Kampala, Uganda | JACOB DUNN | We all know that parrots can talk. Some people may have even seen elephants, seals, or whales mimicking speech sounds. So why can’t our closest primate relatives speak like us? Our new research suggests …

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Man raised by wolves disappointed with humans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja lived among wolves for 12 years in the mountains of Spain’s Cordoba province, says his life apart when he was rescued and brought among humans who have cheated and abused him and laughed at by his peers because he doesn’t know …

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Mwandha takes over from Seguya at Uganda Wildlife Authority

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The new chief custodian of wildlife conservation in Uganda Samuel John Mwandha has been urged to focus more on research, gathering and disseminating credible wildlife conservation information. Outgoing Executive Director Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Dr. Andrew Ggunga Seguya on Monday handed over office to Mwandha …

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