Equipment worth UGX 7.5 million (approx. £2,000) has been donated to the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to help fight poaching of wildlife. The donation from the organisation Bush Meat Eastern Africa includes computers, GPS systems and other equipment for wildlife rangers.
(Sunday Monitor, Uganda 22nd January 2012. For full article click here )
UCF welcomes any additional support given to UWA to help fight the continuing battle against ivory poachers and the bush meat trade. For the past 10 years UCF has provided substantial support to UWA in this fight through the sourcing of finance for ranger accommodation, boat stations and field equipment in addition to working with them in introducing measures to reduce human / wildlife conflict.