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Friday, 21 March 2014 13:04

WILDLIFE POLICY TO BE REVISED

REVISION OF UGANDA’S WILDLIFE POLICY.Cabinet has  resolved to review Uganda’s Wildlife Policy (WP) which was first formulated in 1994. The objective was to harmonize WP with related instruments like the National Environment Policy and the…
ITB announcement: Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda Joint Visa Launching at ITB 6th March, 2014 Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda made an announcement on the introduction of the East African single joint visa, which took effect on…
Thursday, 06 March 2014 15:36

GLAMOUR AND POMP AT KIDEPO DAY IN APOKA

The glamour and valour at the long awaited Kidepo day celebrations on February 28th,2014 were unprecedented.  The presence of the President and Fountain of Honour, a couple of cabinet ministers and  dozens of Legislators including…
MINISTRY OF TOURISM, WILDLIFE AND ANTIQUITIES PRESS STATEMENT ON THE RULING OF JUSTICE WILSON MASALU MUSENE IN MISCELLANEOUS CAUSE NO.49 OF 2013 KAYUMBA EMILE OGANE VS UGANDA REVENUE AUTHORITY OVER IVORY TRAFFICKING We have received…
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 12:32

HIPPO CENSUS KICKS OFF IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NP

A participant's account of the exerciseHippo census, a scientific function undertaken once in two years to monitor population trends kicked off on February 25, 2014 at 8.30 am. It was flagged off by the CAM…
FIFTEEN boats and 42 fishermen (anglers) graced this year’s annual Murchison Falls Invitational Fishing Tournament (MFIFT) which ended on February 22nd with more kilograms of Nile perch caught compared from 2013. It was fanfare with…
  Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has won a Constitutional Petition in the case of Tukamuhebwa George and 2720 others in the Court of Appeal sitting as a Constitutional court. The petitioners were residents of Mpokya…
LONDON CONFERENCE ON THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADEDeclaration1.We, the representatives of Governments and Regional Economic Integration Organisations*, gathered in London on 13th February 2014, recognising the significant scale and detrimental economic, social and environmental consequences of…
Thursday, 13 February 2014 16:35

STRAY ELEPHANTS KILL THREE COMMUNITY MEMBERS

  On the morning of Wednesday 12th February, 2014, five elephants strayed out of Murchison Falls National Park to Atura village in Loro sub county Oyam district  about five kilometres from the park boundary. One…
In 2010, the Uganda Wildlife Authority requested UCF’s support to help recover MFCA, citing worrying levels of poaching which stretch UWA’s limited resources and capacity. Elephants are a major target for their ivory, although all…
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