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Uganda’s forest conservation efforts bear fruit

KAMPALA, UGANDA | Xinhua | In recent years, Uganda has made significant strides in promoting forest conservation through heightened public awareness campaigns and the introduction of advanced technologies. These efforts are beginning to yield positive results. According to data from the National Forest Authority, Uganda’s state-run forest conservation agency, forest …

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UWA introduces 200 Kobs to Ajai wildlife reserve

Madi Okollo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has initiated the translocation of approximately 200 Uganda Kobs from Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve in Kikuube to Ajai Wildlife Reserve in Madi Okollo district. The translocation, which commenced on Friday afternoon, is part of habitat manipulation efforts in preparation …

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UWA backtracks on plans to expand Ajai wildlife reserve

Madi Okollo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has backtracked on plans to acquire additional land at Ajai Wildlife Reserve in Madi Okollo district to enable expansion of Rhino conservation, citing community resistance. In December 2022, UWA announced plans to acquire an additional 26.58 square kilometers of land on …

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UWA rangers urged to embrace tech in battle with poachers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  While technology is playing a leading role in conserving endangered wildlife specie, Ugandan rangers are on the other hand reluctant or not interested in acquiring those skills. The lack of support by some of the development partners to fund technology-led initiatives has further aggravated …

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