Elephant killed in Murchison falls
Elephant killed in Murchison falls national park. Police in Nwoya district arrested 3 men for suspected poaching of wildlife as it searches for the weapon used to kill the elephant. The arrest was made after officials of the Natural Resource Conservation Network tipped off police about the sale of ivory. 27 kilograms of ivory were confiscated from the poachers.
The suspects confessed to NRCN that they found a dead elephant in Murchison falls and swiftly removed its tusks. They were to sale each kilogram at Ugx 300,000. Poaching has been a major setback to both conservation and tourism gains in the previous years. Due to increased demand for ivory, elephants around the world are under threat. Conservation agency estimates shows that elephants numbers have decreased by 62% over the last decade due to legal markets in Asia fueling ivory smuggling and elephant poaching. Dozen of elephants are poached from national parks like Queen Elizabeth and Murchison falls in Uganda.
As Twende Expeditions we highly condemn poaching of the innocent wild animals. Elephants are the largest land mammals in the world which are spotted while on a safari to Uganda’s national parks like Queen Elizabeth and Kidepo valley national park. Savanna elephants and the forest elephants in Uganda.
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