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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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2019 ENDS ON A GREAT NOTE: MOUNTAIN GORILLAS INCREASING IN NUMBERS

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2019 ENDS ON A GREAT NOTE: MOUNTAIN GORILLAS INCREASING IN NUMBERS
(December 20, 2019)   -   Conservationists have reason to celebrate, the number of mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National park and DR Congo’s Sarambwe Nature Reserve has risen from to 459. According to the newly the published survey, the new estimate of […]

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Chinese Enterprises in Uganda Pledge to Conserve biodiversity and Combat Wildlife Crime

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Chinese Enterprises in Uganda Pledge to Conserve biodiversity and Combat Wildlife Crime
(June 21, 2019)   -   Chinese investors in Uganda have signed a commitment pledge to conserve biodiversity and combat wildlife crime. Members of the SINOCHAM, an umbrella organization for Chinese business enterprises in Uganda made the commitment by signing a pledge at Uganda Wildlife Education […]

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The National Wildlife Crime Coordination Task Force develops a strategic plan to combat wildlife crime in Uganda

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The National Wildlife Crime Coordination Task Force develops a strategic plan to combat wildlife crime in Uganda
(March 18, 2019)   -   At least 30 representatives of government institutions gathered at the Source of the Nile Hotel in Jinja district on March 13th, 2019 to develop a strategic plan for combating wildlife crime in Uganda. This was the first meeting of the National Wildlife Cri [...]

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Dr. Simon Nampindo Wins Research Award

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Dr. Simon Nampindo Wins Research Award
(March 03, 2019)   -   One of our own, Dr. Simon Nampindo, the Country Director, Wildlife Conservation Society, Uganda program has been recognized for his research work that has informed management and policy decisions for sustainable conservation and development of wildlife resources in Uganda 2019 [...]

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