According to Jalon Lakony Opiyo, every time elephants invade the area, each member of the village which has around 2000 households contributes 1000 shillings for the rangers to rescue them and their properties.
Last year in October, Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) announced that it would install 30 Kilometers of low voltage electric fencing in major human-wildlife conflict hotspots in Murchison Falls National Park. Each Kilometre will cost 50 Million shillings.
According to Muluwe, the baboon entered their barracks in the morning while they were attending the routine parade and attacked the infant killing him instantly. He says rangers later pursued the primate and killed it.
The man identified as Stephen Kakooza, a driver of Crane Mitsubishi motor vehicle registration UAY 061Z reported the case of abduction at Pakwach Police Station vide CRB:247/2020 alleging that he found three vehicles carrying abducted tourists parked along the Karuma - Arua highway.
The incident allegedly happened on Thursday afternoon at around 3 p.m. inside Murchison Falls National Park, about 20 kilometres from Karuma bridge in Nwoya District. An initial police search for the abductees did not yield any results.
Patrick Okello Oryema, the Nwoya LCV Chairperson says that since Nwoya was carved out of Gulu in 2010, the district has been continuously suffering immense destruction by stray animals from Murchison Falls National Park.
The Uganda giraffe, also known as Rothschilds giraffe, is one of the most endangered giraffe subspecies, with only a few hundred members in the wild. They estimated to be not more than 1600 in the world. About 700 of them are in captivity around the world and about 800 can be found in the wild with the biggest population in Uganda
The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Executive Director Andrew Seguya has applauded the community in Paduny in Nwoya district for driving away three stray elephants that invaded the community on Thursday morning.