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Uganda battles to stem wildlife trafficking

Conservationists help outlaw private exports of exotic animals but illegal poaching continues.
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2013 11:03

Exotic animal exports from Uganda are a lucrative business, but conservationists have managed to outlaw the private trade.

Hunters must now work for licensed zoos only, although illegal wildlife trafficking continues.

Inside the Murchison Falls National Park, the wildlife authority is able to provide some protection by searching for traps and snares set by poachers.

But as long as there is a demand for wildlife and its products in richer countries, it is hard to see how the supply from poorer ones can be stopped.

Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb reports from Murchison Falls.

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