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17:44
17:44

Karusandara Residents Plead for Electric Fencing after Elephant Killing Man 7 3

Robert Bitariho LC1 chairperson Kabaka village says for decades, wild animals especially elephants have attacked and killed some residents neighbouring the park.
16:29
16:29

Uganda WildLife Authority Chokes on Dwindling Funds Tourism in Uganda 4

UWA is losing an average of UGX 7 billion (two million dollars) per month as a result of the COVID -19 pandemic lockdown.
16:39
16:39

Elephant Kills Another Person in Kasese 1

Baluku becomes the second person to succumb to injuries sustained after the attack from the wild game in barely two days. On Friday, a seventy-five-year-old woman, one Caroline Nazziwa, a resident of Rwenguhyo village in Kisinga Sub County also died at Kagando Hospital following injuries she had sustained after a violent elephant attacked her from her farm in Kirembo.
10:30
10:30

Security Heightened in Queen Elizabeth National Park 4

UWA Executive Director Sam Mwandha revealed that UWA has already mapped out some areas considered to be risky within National parks and will not allow any visitors to tour them without UWA guides.
21:19
21:19

Fear As Stray Lions Invade Kihihi kanungu district

Nelson Natukunda, the Kihihi Sub County LC 3 chairperson, says the officers managed to push back four Lions into the national park when they fired in the air. He however, says one of the Lions managed to get away and is still at large.
17:27
17:27

Uganda Wildlife Bill Excites Kasese Farmers uganda parliament 3

Julius Kathungu a farmer of cotton and maize at Buyinanule village near Queen Elizabeth says that passing of the bill comes as a sigh of relief. He says that he will no longer incur losses like it has always been the previous seasons whenever elephants strayed into his crop fields.
17:12
17:12

Parliament Asked to Hasten Enactment of New Wildlife Law 2

The bill tabled by Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa in July 2017, cites defects in the existing Uganda Wildlife Act which does not provide for compensation for loss of life and property arising from wildlife escaping from protected areas.
07:35
07:35

Congolese Militia Kidnap Kanungu Farmer mobile phone

A family member told URN on condition of anonymity that Mbeeta left alone to work in the garden with the hope returning around midday. He however, says two militias emerged from the nearby bush armed with a rifle and tied Mbeetas hands and left with him.
17:17
17:17

UWA Erects Electric Fence at Queen Elizabeth National Park rubirizi district 3

The solar-powered project was launched with the construction of a 10-kilometer stretch at Kyanzeza Village of Kirugu Sub County, Rubirizi district along Queen Elizabeth National park. Upon the completion of the 10-kilometer Kyanzeza stretch, which is expected to take four months, another nine kilometres, will be fenced extending up to Kigarama.
12:26
12:26

Three Arrested for Poaching in Kasese 1

Vincent Twesige, the Rwenzori East Regional Police spokesperson, says that the suspects were found in possession of buffalo meat at Kayanzi inside Queen Elizabeth National Park.
07:06
07:06

Gunmen Shoot Business Couple in Kabale district 1

According to an eye witness, unidentified gunmen shot the couple at around 8:40pm while walking to their home in Mwanjari trading center shortly after closing their Soda Depot in Kabale Central Market.
18:11
18:11

Kasese Farmers Count Losses as Elephants Destroy Crops vermin animals 3

The wild animals especially Elephants from Queen Elizabeth National Park have destroyed several acres of gardens for the past three days.
20:57
20:57

Businessman Released After Paying USD 7500 Ransom district 2

Ely Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, says Mugabes family negotiated with the kidnappers to reduce the ransom money from USD 20,000 and settled for USD 7500. He says Mugabes family sent the money prompting his kidnappers to escort him to Ishasha border in the wee hours of Tuesday morning where they set him free.
11:13
11:13

Three People in Trouble Over Tortoise Trade accusation

The prosecution witness, Zadack Masereka, a police constable told court that they found the suspects with an unidentified girl inside a house taking sodas pretending to be visitors yet they were negotiating to buy a tortoise.
13:22
13:22

Three Rangers Held Over Dead Elephant ivory

A group of three game rangers attached to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park have been arrested in connection with death of an elephant. It is believed that they shot the elephant over the weekend.
17:52
17:52

UWA Officials Hunt For Stray Hippo in Kasese kasese municipality

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has deployed a team of experts in Queen Elizabeth National Park to search for a stray hippopotamus that has put the lives of people in Kasese Municipality in danger.
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