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Financial compliance to combat illegal wildlife crime in Uganda

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Financial compliance to combat illegal wildlife crime in Uganda
(September 21, 2023)   -   With the support of USAID/Uganda Combating Wildlife Crime (CWC) Activity implemented by Wildlife Conservation Society and the Royal United Service Institute (RUSI) in collaboration with the Uganda Bankers Association (UBA).

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Karuma Wildlife Reserve Staff Trained in Managing The Upgraded Online Offender’s Database.

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Karuma Wildlife Reserve Staff Trained in Managing The Upgraded Online Offender’s Database.
(August 16, 2023)   -   Wildlife Conservation Society staff provided technical training and support to selected staff and field rangers of Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). The beneficiaries were drawn from; intelligence, law enforcement and community conservation departments

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WCS partners with National Forest Authority to implement SMART systems in Central Forest Reserves.

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WCS partners with National Forest Authority to implement SMART systems in Central Forest Reserves.
(July 18, 2023)   -   On 18th July 2023, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) supported the National Forestry Authority (NFA) in training senior management team in use of Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART). 

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WCS donates SMART equipment to Uganda Wildlife Authority to foster wildlife conservation

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WCS donates SMART equipment to Uganda Wildlife Authority to foster wildlife conservation
(June 20, 2023)   -   Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is supporting the roll out of Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) in all the protected areas managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).

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Uganda Set to Mitigate Negative Impacts of Development on the Environment

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Uganda Set to Mitigate Negative Impacts of Development on the Environment
(October 12, 2022)   -   Uganda is among the top 10 biodiverse countries worldwide, with over 18,783 plant species. With the drive for Uganda’s improvement of income status, development initiatives must go on but with a commitment to protect the environment to prevent the loss of our natural heritage. 

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Evaluating Efforts to Fight Wildlife Crime In Uganda: Learning And Adapting Effective Strategies

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Evaluating Efforts to Fight Wildlife Crime In Uganda: Learning And Adapting Effective Strategies
(October 06, 2022)   -   Wildlife Conservation Society held the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Uganda Combating Wildlife Crime (CWC) Activity Annual Pause and Reflect Meeting at the Protea Hotel. on September 29 and 30, 2022. The meeting's objectives were to review accomplishments and progress, highlight challenges

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NFA Receives Mobile Phones to Enhance Forest Protection and Law Enforcement Operations Using SMART Technology

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NFA Receives Mobile Phones to Enhance Forest Protection and Law Enforcement Operations Using SMART Technology
(July 01, 2022)   -   WCS with support from the European Union through Uganda Biodiversity Fund presented smartphones to the National Forestry Authority (NFA) for use in Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART)-based law enforcement and forest protection. WCS presented smartphones to the NFA [...]

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UWA receives Scene-of-Crime kits from the USAID/Uganda Combating Wildlife Crime Activity

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UWA receives Scene-of-Crime kits from the USAID/Uganda Combating Wildlife Crime Activity
(June 17, 2022)   -   African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), a sub-recipient of the USAID/Uganda Combating Wildlife Crime Activity implemented by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), handed over scene-of-crime kits to Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).

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Launch of COMBO+ and National Guidelines for Biodiversity and Social Offsets in Uganda

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Launch of COMBO+ and National Guidelines for Biodiversity and Social Offsets in Uganda
(June 14, 2022)   -   On June 14, 2022, the Conservation, Mitigation, and Biodiversity Offsets (COMBO+) Project, a four-year project implemented by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in partnership with Biotope and the government of Uganda institutions, was launched in Uganda […]

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Uganda Finds Middle Ground for Economic Development and Biodiversity Conservation

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Uganda Finds Middle Ground for Economic Development and Biodiversity Conservation
(June 14, 2022)   -   On June 14, 2022, the Conservation, Mitigation, and Biodiversity Offsets (COMBO+) Project, a four-year project (2021—2024) implemented by the Wildlife Conservation Society in partnership with Biotope and the Government of Uganda institutions […]

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