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Success Story: Using Beekeeping to Address Human-Wildlife Conflict and Improve Community Livelihoods around Karuma Wildlife Reserve

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Success Story: Using Beekeeping to Address Human-Wildlife Conflict and Improve Community Livelihoods around Karuma Wildlife Reserve
(March 26, 2021)   -   As human populations grow, communities move into habitats, clearing land previously home to wildlife to make room for human settlement and agriculture […]

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National Strategy to Combat Transnational Wildlife Crime, Anti-Poaching Launched: Multi-Sectoral Approach Needed to Protect Uganda Forests

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(March 04, 2021)   -   The National Strategy to Combat Illegal Trade and Trafficking of Wildlife and Wildlife Products 2020-2029 developed by The Ministry of Tourism,[…]

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Strengthening Uganda’s Law Enforcement Response to Wildlife Conservation

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Strengthening Uganda’s Law Enforcement Response to Wildlife Conservation
(January 05, 2021)   -   KAMPALA, Uganda: Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Country Director, Dr. Simon T. Nampindo delivered a lecture to 45 mid-level management police officers, including police [...]

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Elephant Trench Reduces Crop Raids, Improves Community Livelihoods and Inspires Communities to Love Wildlife

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Elephant Trench Reduces Crop Raids, Improves Community Livelihoods and Inspires Communities to Love Wildlife
(December 17, 2020)   -   Karegyesa Deo (40 years) is a subsistence farmer and wildlife conservationist. He lives with his extended family (his wife, 10 children, five grandchildren and three daughters-in-law) in Nyanga Subcounty that[...]

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RESTORING HOPE IN THE MIDST OF LIONS

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RESTORING HOPE IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
(December 14, 2020)   -   Mariam (64 years) is a subsistence farmer. She lives with five grandchildren in the Southern Sector, popularly known as Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP). While this is Mariam’s home, it neighbours the National Park [...]

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Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Embarks on the Development of a CITES e-Permitting System for Uganda to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade

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Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Embarks on the Development of a CITES e-Permitting System for Uganda to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade
(December 14, 2020)   -   KAMPALA, Uganda: The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities launched the development of an electronic CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild […]

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SUCCESS STORY: JACOB-THE LION SURVIVES POACHER’S TRAP

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SUCCESS STORY: JACOB-THE LION SURVIVES POACHER’S TRAP
(December 07, 2020)   -   Jacob, a seven-year-old male lion was caught in a trap that severed his left hind leg. Fortunately, he had been fitted with a satellite collar that enabled Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) together with Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) rangers […]

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Advancing Biodiversity Efforts to Promote National Development

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Advancing Biodiversity Efforts to Promote National Development
(November 12, 2020)   -   The National Coordination Group (NCG) on Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) held its fifth National Consultative Meeting on 10th November 2020 at Fairway Hotel in Kampala. The meeting aimed to share updates and discuss mechanisms of supporting government[…]

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Government of Uganda Inaugurates a National Wildlife Crime Task Force

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Government of Uganda Inaugurates a National Wildlife Crime Task Force
(February 11, 2020)   -   A new taskforce dubbed “The National Wildlife Crime Coordination Task Force(NWCCTF)” has been inaugurated by the government of Uganda as part of efforts to combat wildlife crime of both a local and international nature. The establishment of the task[...]

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WCS and Total Exploration &Production Uganda commits to undertake long-term studies to assess and mitigate development impacts on elephants in Murchison Falls National Park (MFNP)

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WCS and Total Exploration &Production Uganda commits to undertake long-term studies to assess and mitigate development impacts on elephants in Murchison Falls National Park (MFNP)
(January 06, 2020)   -   Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in partnership with Uganda Wildlife Authority, and Total E&P Uganda (TEPU) […]

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