UWA dragged to court over recent death of 11 Lions

UWA dragged to court over recent death of 11 Lions


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Conservationists are worried the lion population in Africa is falling. A 2013 survey found the population had dropped by 30 per cent, and numbers in Uganda are now estimated at 400. The park is one of the last strongholds of the big cats in the country.

The Uganda WildLife Authority has been dragged to court over failure to execute its duties.

This move follows the recent death of 11 lions that were killed with poison in a national park in Uganda.

The three lionesses and eight cubs are thought to be victims of villagers who blame wildlife for killing a cow.

Regardless of the fact that the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) launching an investigation after the pride was found dead at the Queen Elizabeth National Park, concerned lawyer said that his move is about getting the responsible parties punished since the act portrays a lot of mediocre work.

It is believed only 19 lions are now left in the park, and experts warned of potential extinction across Africa.

There were immediate calls for “domestic animals” to be banned from the park and for the authority to compensate farmers whose cattle are killed by big cats in an effort to prevent future revenge attacks on wildlife.

Conservationists are worried the lion population in Africa is falling. A 2013 survey found the population had dropped by 30 per cent, and numbers in Uganda are now estimated at 400. The park is one of the last strongholds of the big cats in the country.

 

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