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ELEPHANT CENSUS SHOWS A POPULATION INCREASE IN UGANDA

2015-11-13 - Entebbe, Uganda

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), working with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has completed an aerial survey, which shows that Ugandan elephant numbers have increased significantly since the 1980´s. The areas surveyed did not include all protected areas, such as the Maramagambo forest within Queen Elizabeth National Park.



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 The Ugandan Wildlife Authority (UWA) says it will start using surveillance drones to help protect elephants and other endangered animals that have come under increased threat from poachers in recent months.  The unmanned aircraft are scheduled to be fly

Drones to Protect African Wildlife

2014-01-31 - Entebbe, Uganda

The Ugandan Wildlife Authority (UWA) says it will start using surveillance drones to help protect elephants and other endangered animals that have come under increased threat from poachers in recent months. The unmanned aircraft are scheduled to be flying by the end of the year. UWA Executive Director Andrew Seguya told reporters that the drones will catch poachers ´while in the act.´



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Uganda seizes blood ivory ready for shipment to China

2013-10-18 - Kampala, Uganda

Over 800 pieces were found concealed in a container ready for shipment via the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa to China. Said to be worth over 6 billion Uganda Shillings, the catch will financially pain the middlemen of the illicit trade but have cost several hundred elephant their lives.



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SOUVENIRS OF SHAME: Uganda Wildlife Authority official John Wasike checks impounded items handed over by the Uganda Revenue Authority over the weekend. The banned items were seized over a three-month period by URA staff.

URA seizes $700,000 animal trophies

2012-02-13 - Kampala, Uganda

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) last weekend handed over illegal Elephant Ivory, Monitor Lizard skins and Rhino teeth worth Ush1.6b ($700,000) to the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). The trophies that are banned under the Convention in Trade in Endangered Species were impounded over the last three months destined for export. The items were impounded at different customs points after lacking exportation documents. According to Mr. James Kisaame, the enforcement assistant commissioner at URA, 1...



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Ms Weiland explains the uses of the equipment to UWA officials in Kampala yesterday

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2012-01-21 - Entebbe, Uganda

Authority received an assortment of machines, including computers, ivory detectors and security torches for its workers. The equipment worth Shs7.5 million, a donation from Bush Meat Eastern Africa, will help the wildlife authority staff track animals through the Global Positioning System and also detect ivory in whichever form it has been carried.



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Uganda: Conservationists Worry Over Rising Elephant Poaching

2011-12-05 - Kampala, Uganda

Conservationists have raised the red flag over the increase in poaching of elephants in national parks. According to UWA, 33 elephants have been killed at Murchison Falls National Game Park in the last seven years, of which 25 have been killed this year. The numbers of elephants killed in parks since the year began have more than tripled.



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Three elephants killed every year

2010-09-15 - Kampala, Uganda

POACHERS kill three elephants in Uganda every year, John Makombo, the acting head of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), has said. ´Poaching has never been stopped anywhere in the world, but it can be controlled. That is one of the reasons UWA exists,´ Makombo said. According to Makombo, the population of elephants, currently estimated at 5,000, has been increasing over the years due to UWAs strong anti-poaching drives.



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The carcass of an elephant in the Semliki reserve

Elephants killed in Semliki wildlife reserve

2010-09-06 - Toro-Semliki, Uganda

TWO elephants have been killed in Toro-Semliki wildlife reserve in western Uganda by poachers who crossed over from the Congo. Sources said one of the poachers was intercepted with elephant ivory and was being held by the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces. The sources added that the elephants were butchered on Wednesday and the carcasses were discovered the following day.



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Uganda: Elephants, Lions Snared Every Week

2009-09-10 - Kampala, Uganda

EACH week, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has to rescue an elephant or lion from a wire snare.The snares, set up by poachers, are fixed on fences or trees to trap the animals. According to Sam Mwandha, UWAs director of conservation, poaching is common in Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls national parks. "We have been called every week to remove snares from animals in the two parks," he said.



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UWA chief Moses Mapesa (right) visits Batanyenda at Mulago Hospital

Elephant victim moved to Mulago Hospital

2009-09-07 - Mulago, Uganda

MUSTAFA Batanyenda, the Rukungiri man who was seriously wounded by a marauding elephant, has been transferred to Mulago Hospital where he is expected to undergo a major operation this week. Mulago Hospital spokesperson Erifazi Ssekabira said on Thursday the patients wounds were being treated in preparation for the operation. He noted that Batanyenda sustained broken jaws.



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32 Headlines about Elephants from Uganda2015-11-13 - Entebbe, Uganda - ELEPHANT CENSUS SHOWS A POPULATION INCREASE IN UGANDA 2014-01-31 - Entebbe, Uganda - Drones to Protect African Wildlife 2013-10-18 - Kampala, Uganda - Uganda seizes blood ivory ready for shipment to China 2012-02-13 - Kampala, Uganda - URA seizes $700,000 animal trophies 2012-01-21 - Entebbe, Uganda - Poaching in the country could significantly be checked after the Uganda Wildlife with UWA , anti-poaching , gadgets 2011-12-05 - Kampala, Uganda - Uganda: Conservationists Worry Over Rising Elephant Poaching 2010-09-15 - Kampala, Uganda - Three elephants killed every year 2010-09-06 - Toro-semliki, Uganda - Elephants killed in Semliki wildlife reserve 2009-09-10 - Kampala, Uganda - Uganda: Elephants, Lions Snared Every Week 2009-09-07 - Mulago, Uganda - Elephant victim moved to Mulago Hospital 2009-09-02 - Nyakibale, Uganda - Elephant attack victim needs support 2008-11-25 - Kampala, Uganda - Ugandan refugees return home to elephantine surprise - Feature 2008-10-24 - Amuru, Uganda - UGANDA: Displaced first by war, now by elephants 2008-10-09 - Kampala, Uganda - Africa: Continent"s Rare Species of Flora and Fauna Face Extinction as Poaching Intensifies. 2008-07-28 - Kampala, Uganda - Uganda: Stray Elephants Relocated in Amuru 2008-05-13 - Kampala, Uganda - Population Genetic Structure of Savannah Elephants in Kenya: Conservation and Management Implications. 2008-04-07 - Kampala, Uganda - Tourist versus elephant in Uganda 2008-03-27 - Murchison falls , Uganda - Mother elephant attacks French tourist 2008-03-02 - Kampala, Uganda - Sixth meeting of the MIKE (Monitoring the Illegal Killing of elephants) and ETIS (Elephant Trade information System) Technical Advisory Group [TAG6] 2007-11-23 - Kasese, Uganda - Uganda: Elephants Destroy Crops in Kasese 2007-10-01 - Kasese, Uganda - Elephants destroy crops 2007-09-24 - Gulu, Uganda - Elephants invade Amuru IDP camp 2007-09-19 - Lira, Uganda - Uganda Rebels Threaten War From DRC"s Garamba National Park 2007-08-08 - Kampala, Uganda - Uganda: IDPs Petition President Over UWA 2007-01-28 - Kampala, Uganda - Elephants increase to 3,000 in Queen Elizabeth National Park 2006-12-15 - Kampala, Uganda - Uganda impounds large consignment of ivory 2006-06-06 - Kampala, Uganda - Uganda: Over 200 Give Up Poaching in Gulu 2006-02-16 - Bunyaruguru, Uganda - Elephants never forget . . . and cannot forgive 2005-04-20 - Kampala, Uganda - Elephant kills Indian tourist in Uganda 2005-04-18 - Kampala, Uganda - Uganda"s Elephant Population Swells 2005-03-15 - Kampala, Uganda - Elephants Raid Village 2004-10-07 - Kampala, Uganda - Uganda Opposes Trade in Ivory but believes in the concept of sustainable utilisation


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2015-11-13-Entebbe
ELEPHANT CENSUS SHOWS A POPULATION INCREASE IN UGANDA
2014-01-31-Entebbe
Drones to Protect African Wildlife
2013-10-18-Kampala
Uganda seizes blood ivory ready for shipment to China
2012-02-13-Kampala
URA seizes $700,000 animal trophies
2012-01-21-Entebbe
Poaching in the country could significantly be checked after the Uganda Wildlife with UWA , anti-poaching , gadgets
2011-12-05-Kampala
Uganda: Conservationists Worry Over Rising Elephant Poaching
2010-09-15-Kampala
Three elephants killed every year
2010-09-06-Toro-semliki
Elephants killed in Semliki wildlife reserve
2009-09-10-Kampala
Uganda: Elephants, Lions Snared Every Week
2009-09-07-Mulago
Elephant victim moved to Mulago Hospital
2009-09-02-Nyakibale
Elephant attack victim needs support
2008-11-25-Kampala
Ugandan refugees return home to elephantine surprise - Feature
2008-10-24-Amuru
UGANDA: Displaced first by war, now by elephants
2008-10-09-Kampala
Africa: Continent"s Rare Species of Flora and Fauna Face Extinction as Poaching Intensifies.
2008-07-28-Kampala
Uganda: Stray Elephants Relocated in Amuru