Nebbi Chiefs & UWA Partner to Fight Poaching in Uganda

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has partnered with chiefdoms in Jonam county in Nebbi to fight poaching and bush meat trade in the district. Poaching, UWA said, was threatening wildlife in the Murchison Falls National Park. The traditional chiefs have Continue Reading

The Lusaka Task Force: Fighting Poaching & Wildlife Crimes

The Lusaka Agreement on Co-operative Enforcement Operations Directed at Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora was the brain-child of Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers from eight Eastern and Southern African countries meeting in Lusaka, Zambia in December 1992, under the Continue Reading

Experts Conclude That Bushmeat is a Menace to East African Wildlife

Researchers and conservationists from Kenya , Tanzania, Uganda and Southern Sudan concluded on 8 December 2009 that bushmeat was indeed one of the major threats to wildlife and peoples livelihoods. The experts, who had gathered for a two day workshop Continue Reading

Elephants, lions snared every week

EACH week, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has to rescue an elephant or lion from a wire snare.The snares, set up by poachers, are fixed on fences or trees to trap the animals.     Many animals are killed every Continue Reading

Virunga National Park at War

Virunga is truly the crown jewel of Africa’s national parks. The park contains over 50% of sub-Saharan Africa’s biodiversity and is home to about 200 of the earth’s last 720 critically endangered mountain gorillas. Virunga is also the second oldest Continue Reading