DEATH OF SIX LIONS IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Kampala – March 20, 2021. Uganda wildlife Authority is saddened to announce the death of six lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The carcasses of the lions have been determined final nighttime at Ishasha zone with most of their body part missing. eight lifeless vultures were also discovered at the scene which points to viable poisoning of the lions by unknown human beings.
A crew of investigators is on the ground and participating with police in Kanungu district in managing this be counted. for the reason that a number of the body parts of the lions are lacking, we cannot rule out unlawful wildlife trafficking. UWA strongly condemns the illegal killing of the natural world as it does not only affect negatively our tourism as a rustic, however also revenue era which helps conservation and community paintings in our protected areas.
Tourism has been a pinnacle foreign exchange earner to us of a contributing almost 10% of GDP and 23% of the overall foreign exports. Nature tourism has been contributing USD 1.6 billion to the economy and additionally contributes to the health of groups surrounding the natural world protected area
Tourism sales perform an essential position in enhancing the live hoods of communities across the national parks. UWA delivers back 20% of gate access charges to the communities neighboring national parks through the revenue sharing scheme.
In the ultimate 5 years, a complete of UGX 4,457,283,992 /= become shared with groups neighboring Queen Elizabeth National Park to enhance their stay hoods. The sales sharing scheme is supposed to strengthen partnership among neighborhood groups, neighborhood authorities, and management of wildlife regions leading to sustainable control of natural world assets in protected regions.
Uganda flora and fauna Authority assures the public that it shall continue to strengthen the safety of lions and different wildlife in Uganda and will pursue this remember to its logical end. Our national Parks continue to be secure and could pursue this be counted to its logical conclusion. Our countrywide park stays safe and appealing to visitors and we nevertheless have lions in Queen Elizabeth and other parks.