Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has received donation of Transport Logistic equipment from Giraffe Conservation Foundation and Uganda Wildlife Education Center to support the Conservation Agency to carry out Translocation exercise for Giraffes in Murchison Falls National park (MFNP).
“UWA very soon will be engaging in a translocation exercise where 20 giraffes will be translocated from the northern banks in the park where oil exploration and other related activities are taking place to the southern bank where UWA consider being safer for the animals,” Nightingale Mirembe Ssenoga the acting UWA Executive Director said while receiving the equipment at its headquarters in Kampala.
She said: “As UWA we are delighted to receive the equipment it will make our work more easier.”
RUKINA, the former dominant silverback in the Ruhiija sector based Kyaguriro family passed on, on Easter Monday April 6th,2015.
It is estimated that that Rukina was born around 1984. He was well identified as a group member of the Kyagurilo Group in the late 1990's when he was a young silverback.
It was at this time that he was named 'Rukina', meaning 'playful' in Rujiga, due to his playful nature as a young adult. He became the dominant silverback of the group in August of 2004, following a 3 year struggle for dominance over the previous dominant silverback (Zeus). Through genetic analysis of fecal samples, we confirmed that he sired his first offspring when he was still a subordinate male in 2002.