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In 2013 alone, more than 20,000 Elephants were illegally killed across the African continent.
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Poaching is an attack on Uganda's Economic Transformation

According to the Environment and natural resources report series, Uganda is a country of exceptional biological diversity. From its lush vegetation to the unique animal species that dominates its wild.
There is no doubt that indeed Uganda has varied habitats that support a diversity of plant and animal life (MTTI, 1999). But the advent of uncheck poaching activity has proven to be a major threat to some of Uganda’s wildlife. The most affected species that have caught national and international attention include the African Elephants.

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.

Clean Energy Champion District

WWF Uganda Country Office (WWF-UCO) is supporting the government of Uganda to increase access to clean energy alternatives through a district led approach dubbed the “Champion District Initiative”.
WWF Uganda Country Office (WWF-UCO) is supporting the government of Uganda to increase access to clean energy alternatives through a district led approach dubbed the “Champion District Initiative”.

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.

WWF Uganda Launches

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