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16:51

USAID Extends UGX80Bn to Address Poaching, Wildlife Conflict in Uganda biodiversity 1

In a Press statement, USAID said the multi-year activities will reduce wildlife trafficking, help communities manage their natural resources and promote real world alternatives to poaching and encroachment into natural areas.
19:24
19:24

Ugandan Celebrities Join Anti-Poaching Campaign wildaid 1 2

Some of Ugandas top celebrities, Anne Kansiime, Irene Ntale and Maurice Kirya have joined conservation groups in a news campaign aimed at combating poaching.
19:10
19:10

UWA Wants Drones to Monitor Wildlife Poaching surveilence drones 2 1

UWA Executive Director, Dr. Andrew Seguya told the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire Commission of Inquiry into Land matters that Uganda is in the midst of sophisticated poachers targeting elephants and other wildlife.
07:12
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Nakasongola Loses 100 Wild Animals Every Week to Poaching 4

The antelope, crocodiles, hippos and bushbucks are mostly targeted by poachers in the sub counties of Karungi, Kalongo, Nabiswera and Nakitoma, according to Nakasongola district Environment Officer James Bond Kunobere.
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UWA Under International Spotlight Over Pangolin Trade poaching 1 Top story

The conservation groups drawn from Europe, Asia, America and Africa say it is extremely difficult for law enforcement agencies to distinguish wild pangolins from farmed pangolins. They warn of the potential for disease to spread from reintroduction programmes.
10:09
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New Campaign Asks People to “Get Wild for Wildlife” poaching 1 2 Top story

The Wild for Life campaign stresses that greed, fashion, ignorance, indifference, investment, corruption, pseudo-medicinal use and cultural belief should not result in threats to any species.
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Who Is Poaching Our Elephants For Ivory? stolen ivory 2 2 Top story

Court records, a copy of which URN has indicates that most of the culprits are Chinese and other Asian countries. The records show that out of 42 cases of arrests made, 31 people apprehended are Chinese, three Ugandans, three Guineans while, France, Netherlands, Vietnam and Taiwan all have one representative each.
16:14
16:14

Raymond Engena Named UWA ED As Seguya Starts Forced Leave elephant poaching

Raymond Engena, the Director of Tourism at Uganda Wildlife Authority has taken over the leadership at Uganda Wildlife Authority as the acting Executive Director. This follows a directive by the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Dr. Maria Mutagamba asking the Uganda Wildlife Authority Executive Director, Dr. Andrew Ggunga Seguya, to take leave.
07:48
07:48

UWA Impounds 6kgs of Ivory In Karamoja kotido district 2 1

Uganda Wild life Authority officials acting on a tip have impounded six kilogrammes of ivory valued at Shs. 9 million in Kotido district, Karamoja sub region.
13:07
13:07

PAAZAB President: Tough Legislations Alone Cannot End Poaching wildlife 1

Several countries have toughened laws against poaching which they think can reduce the vice. In the new proposed Uganda Wildlife Act Amendments, the authority has proposed 20 years jail term, or a fine equivalent to value of the confiscated wildlife product.
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Gulu Nurse Arrested for Dealing in Illegal Ivory illegal ivory trade 1

Amandu was then beaten by the sellers for reportedly conniving with UWA to arrest them. He was arrested after reporting a case of battering and theft of Ugx 50 Million by unknown people.
14:52
14:52

UWA Horrified with Ruling on Impounded Ivory poaching

We have received with shock; the ruling of Justice Wilson Masalu Musene that Uganda Revenue Authourity should hand over confiscated ivory to their owners (criminal suspects who are on the run and have arrest warrants for them). The sector is in great shock over the ruling.
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Buffalo Population in Namugongo Peninsula Declines by 70% poaching 2

At least 400 hectares of Namugongo peninsula was cleared by unknown people for settlement. It comes a day after Mayuge district natural resources department ordered the eviction of encroachers from the peninsula.
12:33
12:33

Police Consider Aerial Search for Seven Missing Poachers illegal hunting

Police in Masindi are considering aerial search to trace for seven poachers who went missing in Murchison Falls National Park. Seven poachers from Pakanyi Sub County went missing on June 29 after they went hunting in the national park.
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14:56

84 Poachers Fined and Jailed poaching

84 people from Gomba district have been fined and jailed after they were found guilty of hunting and killing wild animals in Kyankwanzi district.
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11:30

UWA, Rwenzururu Kingdom In Chimpanzee Protection Campaign chimpanzees

The Uganda Wild Life Authority (UWA) is partnering with Rwenzururu Kingdom in a campaign to conserve the Chimpanzees in the Rwenzori region.
05:15
05:15

Seven Kenyan Pastoralists Sent to Moroto Prison poaching

The pastoralists have been custody for three weeks after they were arrested by the Uganda Wildlife Authority team fighting illegal poaching in the Bokora -Matheniko game reserve.
05:41
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Eight Turkana Warriors Arrested In Uganda cattle rustling 1

The Uganda People’s Defense Forces - UPDF Soldiers have arrested a group of eight armed Kenyan Turkana warriors in a joint operation with the rangers of Uganda Wild Life authority.
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UWA Warns Nwoya Over Severing Agreement poachers 1

Nwoya district has severed the agreement they reached with Uganda Wildlife Authority over Murchison Falls National Park. The decision stems from an alleged disappearance of two residents of Koch-goma Sub-county who went missing from the park two months ago.
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09:47

Two Missing From Murchison Falls National Park Shooting poaching

They went missing after game rangers in the park opened fire at a group of four poachers.
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