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.”

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