Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has received surveillance equipment from Uganda Conservation Foundation (UCF) to boost efforts to secure and protect wildlife. This was confirmed by UWA spokesperson Gessa Simplicious early this afternoon.
Among the items received were GPS car antennas and base radios, boot mount antennas, duplexer cables, hand held digital radios, batteries and chargers. This equipment shall be used to conduct law enforcement activities in and around Murchison Falls Conservation Area.
While receiving these items, Mr. Edison Nuwamanya, Chief Warden Murchison Falls Conservation Area, recognized the efforts of partners in ensuring that wildlife is protected and preserved for generations. He further thanked UCF for their continuous support in helping UWA to execute its tasks. On behalf of Uganda Conservation Foundation, Mr. Martin Sesanga urged Uganda Wildlife Authority to put the equipment donated to good use.
Murchison falls is the largest conservation area in the country stretching over 5000 sq.km hosting a plethora of wildlife, borasus palm, forest, the Albertine rift and fauna.
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