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Lions, giraffes and even a silverback gorilla are recent casualties of the collapse of ecotourism.
Uganda’s national parks recorded a doubling of wildlife poaching during the pandemic compared, Uganda Wildlife Authority recorded 367 poaching cases across the country, more than double the 163 cases.
Night after night, men infiltrate the forests blanketing northwestern Uganda. They come by boat, paddling east across Lake Albert in canoes made from hollowed out trees, before creeping into the lush undergrowth of the country’s largest protected area, Murchison Falls National Park, he same happens to Queen Elizabeth National Park
They quickly unload their cargo—cheap wire snares and deadly steel traps repurposed from old car parts. The latter, made locally in Uganda and across the border in Democratic Republic of the Congo, require little skill to use. They’re also powerful enough to snap the leg of an antelope, giraffe, or lion. Animals pinned to the ground may die from a combination of blood loss, dehydration, and starvation. The devices are indiscriminate—they snag any animal that stumbles into them.
Mt. Gorillas in Uganda
Uganda, the mountain gorilla population was threatened with extinction by poaching, disease and deforestation. The global population is estimated over 1000, but Uganda has the majority of these mt. gorillas currently standing at 500.
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