Bashir Hangi, the UWA Communications Manager told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Monday that three suspects were arrested from Agago district while attempting to sell off a live Pangolin. They were found in G&G Victoria Hotel in Kalongo Town Council where they had set up to meet their customers.
Some of the requirements for one to open a snake farm include getting approval from their neighbors, having not less than two acres of land and ability to pay an annual fee that is yet to be set. Besides conservation of species that face extinction, the most compelling justification for snake farming is milking them for venom.
The Apaa Bridge connects major roads that link Pabbo Sub-County to River Nile landing site; Puno-Dyang, Acholiber, Amuru Town Council, Layima, Pailyec in Amuru and neighboring Opuwa and Itirikwa Sub-Counties in Adjumani.
While there are persons who engage in poaching and wildlife trade as their main activity, though illegal, the lockdown is said to have forced many others to join the practice for survival as they no longer had access to their jobs.
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.
Reports obtained by Uganda Radio Network-URN obtained indicates that between July and August, a total of 301 tourists visited Kidepo National Park shortly after lockdown measures were lifted by government. In July in particular, there were 88 visitors while 213 tourists visited the National Park in August according to the reports.
Silvesto Asia Ali, one of the affected Farmers says he lost two hectares of Pumpkins to the stray elephants that invaded his farmland on Monday night.
Some six elephants that reportedly strayed from Kidepo Valley National Park into community farmlands have been terrorizing farming communities in Luyita and Lujim parishes of Omiya Pachwa Sub county.
The four, suspected to have poached from Katonga Wildlife Reserve have been identified as Bishonga John Bosco, Mutungi Benjamin, Akili Felix, and Alibariho Godwin. They were arrested from Buhembe Village, in Burunga Sub-county.
Karenga District Local Government, carved out of Kaabong district in July 1st, 2019, has been constructing its headquarters in Kidepo Town Council and the structures are currently at the roofing level.
The Padibe East Sub County LC 3 Chairperson, Julius Peter Olung told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that residents are currently living in fear following the invasion of the lions. He says the lions suspected to be male and female attacked another kraal on Monday night in the same village where they killed three more calves.
Martin Owor, the Commissioner Disaster Management in the Office of the Prime Minister disclosed that OPM and Police teams have been dispatched to join District Disaster Management Committees (DDMCs) of the affected districts to try to manage the crisis.
Opigio told URN that he heard his cattle mooing outside the kraal forcing him to rush and check what was happening. To his dismay he saw the cattle running outside the kraal but as he flashed his torch to see what was happening he was surprised to see three hippos charging towards him.
According to Ediau, the activities of the poachers are threatening the tourism industry especially in Karamoja sub region, which is endowed with many rare animal species. He revealed that a number of suspects have been produced in court and remanded, awaiting trial.
Laroker P'Okot the chairperson of the Acholi community in the diaspora says that accountability for the money has not been made. Laroker explains that in May, Michael Lakony, the Amuru LCV Chairperson wrote to them seeking for more financial support. He, however, says that they halted further donations until accountability is made.