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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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60 Crested cranes killed in Lwengo in two weeks

Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixty crested cranes have killed in various wetlands in Lwengo district within a space of two weeks. Dr. Adalbert Ainomuchunguzi, the regional manager of International Crane Foundation (ICF) in East Africa says that they found the bodies of the crested cranes during their survey to …

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UN chief calls for protection of forests, wildlife

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for the protection of forests and forest species, which provide livelihoods for the poor and for indigenous communities. He made this plea on World Wildlife Day, which falls on March 3. This year’s theme is “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining …

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Conservationists call for ban of legal trade, breeding of wildlife

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  There is growing evidence that wild animals do not get the conditions to live a full life, even in well-demarcated breeding sites and in countries that have enabling laws for wildlife trade.   According to conservationists, several snake farms in West, East and South Africa are …

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EU gives UGX 1.6Bn for wildlife conservation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Five organizations in Uganda have secured 1.6 Billion Shillings to boost conservation activities and livelihoods around protected areas.  The funds are from the European Union (EU) and the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS). They will be availed through the International Union for …

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