UWA Deploys Rangers in Masindi Villages

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Tom Okello, the Chief Warden Murchison Falls National Park, says the deployment is aimed at stopping the problem animals from affecting the communities neighboring the game park.

Barely two weeks after a herd of Hyenas and Elephants from Murchison Falls National park raided several villages in Masindi, Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has deployed rangers in the area to stop the stray animals. 
 
The rangers have been deployed in several villages in Pakanyi Sub County where cases of stray animals have been rampant.
 
 
Tom Okello, the Chief Warden Murchison Falls National Park, says the deployment is aimed at stopping the problem animals from affecting the communities neighboring the game park.
 
 
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Okello says UWA has trained Volunteer Wild Life Scouts in some areas and equipped them with the necessary skills of handling the stray animals.
 
  
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Okello calls on the community adjacent to the park to report cases of stray animals to UWA for immediate action.