Murchison Park Stray Elephants Terrorise Farmers in Kiryandongo

In the western district of Kiryandongo, stray elephants from Murchison Falls conservation area have devastated several acres of farmers' crops including maize, bananas, jack fruits and others. “The beasts were first sighted mid July and till now are causing a lot of havoc and sleepless nights to the poor farmers,” Joseph Iyai Okiror, a resident of the area reports to News-Hapa.

This is the second report News-Hapa of receiving this week to indicate that communities living close to wildlife conservation areas are being terrorized by animals that wander out of these parks. Over the weekend, Ramadhan Kisoko from Katezi district that borders Queen Elizabeth National Park reported that farmers in that areas were facing an identical problem. His report is here:

News-Hapa has brought these reports to the attention of the Uganda Wildlife Authority.

- July 30, 2013
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