Ugandan Govt Gets Tough on Poachers


The government has moved to amend the 1996 Wildlife Act policy putting in place more punitive measures for those who will be caught poaching and trading in wildlife products.
  • Uganda:  Poachers Face Tougher Fines

    The Observer, 29 January 2013

    Following the review of the Wildlife policy for which consultations were concluded last year, Uganda intends to clear any grey areas in the wildlife legislation by moving to amend ... read more »

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Ziwa Rhino sanctuary in Uganda.

  • Uganda:  Elephant Massacres Blamed on Religion

    The Independent, 25 January 2013

    The massacre of African elephants that have been going on in Africa for decades and have escalated to record levels over the last 30 years have been linked to religious practices ... read more »

  • Central Africa:  Poaching Fuels Ugandan, Sudanese Militia

    African Arguments, 14 January 2013

    There are no final or totally verifiable figures for the numbers of elephants slaughtered for their ivory in 2012. read more »

  • Uganda:  How to Mitigate Human-Wildlife Conflict in North

    The Observer, 6 January 2013

    The recent disappearance of four poachers from Murchison Falls national park, and subsequent attempts by Nwoya district leaders to cut ties with the park, have shed light on the ... read more »

  • Uganda:  UPDF Accused of Executing Poachers

    The Observer, 27 November 2012

    Soldiers deployed in Murchison Falls national park have been accused of carrying out extra-judicial killings of suspected poachers. read more »

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