Clergymen Arrested for Ivory Trade

Police in northern Uganda are holding four people including two pastors over illegal possession and sale of elephant tusks. The spokesperson of the Natural Recourses Conservation Network (NRCN), Ms Sharon Akello has told Wild Kanda that the suspects were arrested after undercover wildlife crime busters infiltrated the ivory rackets in this ... Read More...

Climate Change Projects in Uganda Stuttering

Deputy Chief Justice Alphonse Owiny-Dollo has warned that the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) will not approve funding and implementation of climate change projects in Uganda unless they meet the priorities of the National Adaptation Programs of Action (NAPAs). The projects would have to first be vetted and passed by the Ministry ... Read More...

Police Look for Burglar – and Find Deer!

Police in eastern Texas, USA surrounded a house early Thursday after the homeowner called 911 reporting a burglary in progress. The homeowner called Lufkin police after she heard glass breaking. The woman hid in a closet and realized she had left her weapon in the kitchen. Police arrived in just minutes and heard rustling in the house, ... Read More...

Dr Gladys Kalema Up for International Conservation Award

BY RAFSANJAN ABBEY TATYA Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, a pioneering female wildlife vet in Uganda, has been nominated for the 2019 Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa. The award, administered by the Tusk Trust in the UKand patronised by the Duke of Cambridge Prince Williams, seeks to support wildlife and habitat protection. Dr Kalema-Zikusoka will have to get past fellow nominees Jeneria Lekilelei from Kenya and Tomas Diagne of ... Read More...

You Can Now Kill an Elephant for Fun in Botswana

Botswana’s Parliament has adopted a controversial motion asking the Government to lift the ban on elephant hunting, citing growing conflict between humans and the animals. The Southern Africa country’s legislators, most of them eyeing re-election in the October 2019 General Elections, say that elephants are affecting small scale farmers. The decision has ... Read More...

Why Saving Bugoma Forest Is A No-Brainer

By Erieza Mitoto Hundreds of animal species face an uncertain future after part of Bugoma Forest was cut down to pave way for sugar cane growing in western Uganda. The first phase of a potentially devastating deforestation activity started on May 1, 2019 after a High Court ruling in Masindi gave back part ... Read More...