The survey shows that 79 percent of the respondents said it would matter a great deal to them if Wildlife disappeared. The findings of the study released by Uganda Conservation Foundation, WildAid and UWA indicate that only five percent of those interviewed, said they didnt care about wildlife heritage.
Such Fences would control movement of wildlife from the protected area to neighboring villages especially in the parishes of Corom, Agonga, Karl and parts of Orum where over 500 residents have 50% of their plantations destroyed by the marauding elephants, John Bosco Okullu, the LC3 chairperson Koch Goma Sub County says.
African countries have started profiling their elephants in a bid to fight rampant poaching across the continent. Under the new approach, the DNA of different families of elephants are taken for analysis to know where they are located. Spearheaded by Dr. Samuel Wasser of the Washington University, the sample will provide valuable information on the origin of the ivory when arrested on the international market.