Hippos are listed under Appendix Two of the Red Data List of the World Conservation Union meaning that they will become extinct if nothing is done to protect them from poachers.
(The New Vision, Kampala, 22.03.09)
Comment - UCF is committed to supporting UWA in its fight against poaching and the bush meat trade.
Plans are underway this spring for UCF to build a second marine station on Lake George.
Additional funds are being sought by UCF to ensure the recovery of the northern part of Lake George that has been badly affected by poaching and encroachers.