Thursday 20 November 2014

Another good reason to burn Ivory

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has launched a special investigation after it was discovered that ivory worth more than $1 million was stolen from protected stockpiles in the country. Routine checks by the Uganda Wildlife Authority noted that there was a shortfall of 1.33 tonnes of tusks recovered from poachers.

The special investigation has been launched amid fears that staff from the Uganda Wildlife Authority are working closely with traffickers to remove seized ivory.

The investigation is being led by the Ugandan Inspectorate General of Government – the country’s anti-corruption specialists.

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