Category Archives: Uganda Safari

Speed up investigations into Ivory smuggling, says EU

Kristian-Schmidt-150x150The European Union envoy to Uganda, Kristian Schmidt has called for thorough investigations into the smuggling of ivory and other wildlife trophies.

Speaking during the launch of the sustainable financing of the Mt Rwenzori National Park at Alliance Francaise in Kampala yesterday, Schmidt said Uganda is widely used as a transit route for wildlife traffickers and also a source of wildlife crime itself. Continue reading Speed up investigations into Ivory smuggling, says EU

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Conservationists protest UWA killing of lion

lion-150x150A lion that was shot and killed by rangers of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) in Bukanga, Isingiro district- western Uganda has attracted angry reactions from wildlife conservationists. “I was ready to go and rescue the lion,” said Siefert Ludwig, a Makerere University lecturer and lion expert. Continue reading Conservationists protest UWA killing of lion