Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Wildlife soars in Uganda

Samuel Nabwiiso in AllAfrica.com via East African Business Week (Kampala): The number of animals in Uganda's national parks and game reserves has soared over the past decade, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has said.

Latest figures show that the population of some species has doubled since 1999, spokesperson Lillian Nsubuga said. "Wildlife has benefited from improved monitoring and the expulsion of rebels from the countr. This led to the animals population rise, especially for buffalos, giraffes and elephants," she said in a statement.

New statistics show that the population with the biggest increase is that of the Impala, a grazing antelope. The number of Impala in Uganda has surged to more than 35,000, from around 1,600 at the time of the last census in 1999....

A jumping impala, shot by Charlesjsharp, Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

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