Stray elephants destroy acres of crops in Nwoya District, Uganda

More than 500 acres of crops, mainly maize, soybeans, bananas, and potatoes in Ceke and Pakawera villages in Langele and Got Lunyang, Gony Cogo in Lutuk have been destroyed, as a herd of about 45 elephants from Murchison Falls National Park trampled through neighbouring Lii, Lutuk and Langele parishes in Lii Sub-county, Nwoya District, in the past two weeks.

Peter Ewalu James, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Karuma reserve manager, said the poor road network in Lii has affected their response to community outcries. Ewalu also said the number of rangers deployed in various areas of the park is too little to effectively respond to the elephant invasions.


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