12 Dec Uganda heightens security in national parks after tragic fatal incident
Uganda has heightened its security in its national parks following a tragic fatal incident where a ranger was killed by armed poachers.
State-run Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) confirmed the step up in security via a statement. It revealed that it has deployed additional personnel at strategic locations in all protected areas to ensure the safety of both humans and wildlife.
The move comes after a ranger and a poacher were shot dead at the beginning of December in the Ugandan Kidepo Valley National Park.
UWA Executive Director Sam Mwandha said: “Our parks are safe, as has always been the case, but we don’t want to take any chances. As a precautionary measure, we are heightening security measures in all protected areas to ensure the safety of our visitors.”