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Uganda probes Chinese diplomats over ivory trafficking

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered an investigation into possible collusion between the country’s wildlife agency and two Chinese diplomats in the trafficking of ivory. Poaching has risen sharply in recent years across Africa, fuelled by rising demand in Asia for ivory and rhino horn, …

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Four arrested with ivory in Abim, northern Uganda

Police in Abim District in northern Uganda are holding four men who were arrested with 22.5 kilograms of ivory. Sixty-seven year old Longoli Longura, Locul Peter Loro 45, Okot Francis 38 and Loila James Boda 24, all Ugandan citizens were arrested by the Natural Resource Conservation Network (NRCN) with help …

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Poachers kill rare giant elephant in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  One of Africa’s oldest and largest elephants was killed by poachers in Kenya on Monday, according to a conservation group that protects the dwindling group of giant “tuskers”. Richard Moller of the Tsavo Trust told AFP that Satao II, named after another famed giant killed …

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A tonne of ivory, hacked into pieces, seized in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Ugandan authorities have seized more than a tonne of ivory, chopped into small pieces and treated with a chemical intended to prevent it being detected, the national wildlife protection service said Monday. The haul was made in a Kampala suburb on Saturday, before it could …

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World converges in Kampala for Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

Uganda hosts the 3rd Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) that will attract international hosted buyers from Europe, the Americas , Africa, Australia and Asia. Organized by Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) , the expo at the Kampala Sheraton is expected to bring together all tourism stakeholders and other service providers …

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Two men found with Hippo, Warthog teeth convicted

Buganda Road Court has convicted two men in Kampala who were recently arrested with protected animal species. Chief Magistate James Eremye convicted Daniel Gumwa and Calvin Mwanje both residents of Kampala, on their  own plea of guilt, and ordered Gumwa to serve six months in Luzira prison while Mwanje should  …

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China to ban ivory trade by end of 2017

Beijing, China | AFP |  China will ban all domestic ivory trade and processing by the end of 2017, state media reported Friday, in a move hailed by activists as a “game changer” for African elephants. African ivory is highly sought after in China where it is seen as a …

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New approach to saving endangered species

Though poaching is regarded as the main danger for wildlife, there are other factors that kill them, writes Joseph Ondiek An organisation in Rwanda, the One Health Approach for Conservation (OHAC), is pioneering a new way of conserving the nation’s treasured mountain gorillas and other wildlife. Founded in 2015 by Jean …

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When Uganda’s Zakayo celebrated 53rd birthday at UWEC

Thursday was a special day at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) as Zakayo, the oldest chimpanzee known in the country, celebrated its 53rd birthday. The Wildlife Center annually celebrates Zakayo’s birthday to highlight the plight and abuse of chimpanzees and other animals. Zakayo is the oldest chimpanzee in captivity in a country …

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