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FIGHT FOR ELEPHANTS CONTINUES IN UGANDA

CRAIG R. SHOLLEY

IN LATE FEBRUARY, Uganda Wildlife Authority and Uganda Police raided a home near Kampala, the country’s capital, and arrested three suspected ivory dealers. The authorities seized an estimated 1.5 tons of ivory during the raid. “Thanks to concerted efforts by the government, the elephant population is on the rise in Uganda,” said AWF President Kaddu Sebunya. “But this country continues to be a major trafficking conduit, and we are seeing with this latest incident just how much the illicit ivory trade continues to wreak havoc on the continent – on African wildlife and security in particular.”

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