Game meat consumption low despite wildlife growth

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Daily Monitor

The number of animals in Uganda’s national game parks and game reserves have increased significantly due to conservation efforts by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), Sunday Monitor has learnt. Information from UWA indicates that, over the past 30 years, Uganda has registered an increase in the number of elephants from 2,000 to 6,000. During the 2018 wildlife census, UWA registered 3,953 elephants in Queen Elizabeth National Park—up from 2,913 in 2015. Today, the number has grown to nearly 4,000. Buffaloes, whose figures stood at 1,500 before March last year, are now well above 1,700. Mr Bashir …

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