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Elephant poaching in Uganda

Hon. Minister Maria Mutagamba, Uganda’s new minister of tourism, wildlife and antiquities has refuted recent media reports about an escalation in poaching in most of Uganda’s protected areas which created the impression that Uganda’s wildlife is on the verge of extinction.

While speaking to the media in Kampala on Sept. 11, Mutagamba noted that the impression created by the media reports that Uganda’s wildlife is at the verge of extinction and that Uganda Wildlife Authority is not doing much to control  the vice is an exaggeration of the problem.

She did not dispute reports that over the last four years, there has been a recorded increase in poaching activity, especially of elephants.  But she said poaching of elephants was increasing all over the continent and not only in Uganda.

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