Conserving Uganda’s Biodiversity: Identifying critical sites for threatened species and habitats

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(January 10, 2018)   -   Uganda is particularly rich in biodiversity, having recorded more than half of Africa’s birds for instance, despite being a small area of the continent...


WCS survey shows oil and mineral mining in the Greater Virunga Landscape would impact key conservation species adversely

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(July 07, 2016) A study made by WCS of the potential impacts of oil and mineral mining on the Greater Virunga Landscape shows that there is nowhere in the landscape where mining can take place without affecting either a globally threatened species (on the IUCN Red List) or affecting a species only found in the Albertine Rift (endemic species). The work used species distribution models of all the threatened and endemic species in the Albertine Rift which were derived from extensive biodiversity surveys made by W...


Bucking The Trend: Uganda’s Elephants On The Rise

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(June 08, 2015)


Targeting Enforcement Where Needed Most In Africa’s Heart of Biodiversity

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(February 24, 2014) Targeting Enforcement Where Needed Most  In Africa’s Heart of Biodiversity. Data-driven analysis will maximize return-on-investment in protecting wildlife and wild land   New York (February 24, 2014)—Scientists seeking a more efficient way of protecting the heart of Africa’s wildlife—the Greater Virunga Landscape—have developed a method to make the most of limited enforcement resources, according to a new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, the ...


Uganda Develops Database For Wildlife Crime Offenders

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(February 23, 2014)   WCS and Uganda Wildlife Authority collaborate on online tool NEW YORK (Dateline) –The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) have collaborated to produce an online tool that will allow law enforcement officials to access a database to track offenders of wildlife crime in real-time and across the country. The database, which can be updated online at all Uganda parks and headquarters,will enable better monitoring of arrests, identify repeat offende...


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