Uganda battles to stem wildlife trafficking

Conservationists help outlaw private exports of exotic animals but illegal poaching continues.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Death from above: Every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Death from above: Every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.