NWOYA CROPS INVADED BY ELEPHANTSBy Calah Moira
Games rangers from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) in Murchison Falls Uganda wildlife safari Park are now struggling to stop elephants which have turned into a problem thus destroying crops and gardens in the sub-county of Koch-Goma in Nwoya district. The game warden from the Uganda wildlife Authority in charge of Uganda community conservation said the community settling around the forest boundary of about 40km had tried to make it had made it difficult to pursue the elephants. According to the recent intrusion of the elephants, game rangers have been deployed in Lila, Orum and nomony, which are now invaded by wild animals. The game rangers are ready to safeguard local communities’ crops and gardens from elephants up the time when they are ready for harvesting. The Uganda Wildlife tour Authority is willing to train six youth to help in strengthening their operation and these will be from the affected areas to work as scouts to animals problems and this will involve the game rangers as well. The mature stage of crops attracts elephants therefore the local communities have been advised to put up trenches around the gardens and these will stop the elephants from from crossing to their crops instead of killing them.
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