Stray juvenile lion shot dead by the Uganda Wildlife Authority for killing and eating people’s livestock

Stray juvenile lion shot dead by the Uganda Wildlife Authority for killing and eating people’s livestock

On April 8, 2022, Uganda Peoples Defence Forces soldiers shot and killed a stray juvenile lion that had spent days murdering and eating people’s livestock in many communities in the western Uganda region of Kagadi (UPDF). The lion was shot during a combined operation combining Uganda police, the Uganda Police Force (UPF), and the Uganda […]

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Many hunters leave hippos’ corpses behind and return home with just 12 teeth as their “trophies.”

Many hunters leave hippos’ corpses behind and return home with just 12 teeth as their “trophies.”

Hippos are one of the most recognizable creatures on the planet, with their barrel form, massive teeth, and jaws that can expand to nearly 180 degrees. Hippos are also a keystone species because their behavior, as “ecosystem engineers,” helps form and preserve landscapes and ecosystems while also promoting biodiversity. Their presence is vital to the […]

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Moving African rhinos: what it takes to translocate an endangered species

Moving African rhinos: what it takes to translocate an endangered species

Rhino translocations have become a critical tool in the arsenal for the protection of these endangered animals. Recently, 30 white rhinos were flown into Rwanda from South Africa and introduced into the Akagera National Park, in what was the single largest rhino translocation. It was carried out through a collaboration between the Rwanda Development Board, […]

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Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade: Animal populations fall by 62% where wildlife trade occurs, study reveals

Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade: Animal populations fall by 62% where wildlife trade occurs, study reveals

A major analysis of hundreds of species of animals has revealed the huge toll the world’s booming wildlife trade is taking on the natural world. Without urgent action, the world is facing “rampant trade-induced declines” of mammals, birds and reptiles, the authors of the research said. In places where the wildlife trade is active, species have […]

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