Poaching is an attack on Uganda's Economic Transformation
In March 2013, based on the findings of the Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna And Flora (CITES) identified eight countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, China, Malaysia, The Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam) as the most heavily implicated in the illegal ivory trade chain as source, transit or destination countries.
According to CITES, in 2013 alone more than 20,000 Elephants were illegally killed across the African continent. It is therefore no surprise that the African elephant population is currently estimated at only 500,000 ; a figure that a number of institutions believe is too optimistic.
The number of elephants that are killed far exceeds the number of elephants being born.
WWF Uganda Country Office (UCO) encourages all relevant stakeholders to join hands with the government of Uganda to raise awareness on Illegal Wildlife Trade as well as secure commitments related to tackling the challenge of the illegal buying and selling of wildlife products in the country.
Plot 2, Sturrock Road, P.O. Box 8758, Kampala, UGANDA
Tel: +256 414 540064/5
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The initiative is a pilot scheme where WWF is showcasing tools and approaches of how engaging with local stakeholders at district level is a preferred approach to increasing energy access for off grid communities in Uganda. This includes clean energy for cooking and lighting.
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