Uganda wildlife to translocate giraffes from Murchison Falls to Kidepo Valley National Park.


Murchison Falls, also known as Kabalega Falls, is a waterfall between Lake Kyoga and Lake Albert on the White Nile River in Uganda. At the top of Murchison Falls, the Nile forces its way through a gap in the rocks, only 7 metres (23 ft) wide, and tumbles 43 metres (141 ft), before flowing westward into Lake Albert. It’s the best Uganda wildlife Safari holiday destination to sight at the increasing number of Rothschild’s giraffes that are normally spotted in the Savannah grazing freely, this is one of the most endangered distinct populations of giraffe, with 1671 individuals estimated in the wild in 2016.

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Executive Director Mr. Sam Mwandha, Director Conservation Mr. John Makombo, Deputy Director Field operations, Mr. Charles Tumwesigye and our partners from Giraffe Conservation Foundation flag off the UWA giraffe translocation team to Murchison Falls National Park. This exercise is set to begin tomorrow and will have giraffes captured in Murchison Falls and released at Kidepo Valley National Park. This will the second giraffe translocation to this park to boost their population numbers and species diversity. Wildlife translocation is one of the mechanisms that UWA uses to conserve wildlife. The approach is vital in enhancing ecosystems with sparse populations, and depopulating areas of high densities to ensure ecological balance and sustainable conservation.

This is a great threat to boost wildlife conservation as well making it easy for a Uganda tourist to have a chance to sight at the Giraffee and the Zebra at the same time on your Game drive. Starting tomorrow 07th August 2018, Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) will capture and translocate giraffes from Murchison Falls to Kidepo Valley National Park.

Kidepo Valley National Park is a 1,442 square kilometres Savannah national park in the the semi arid Karamoja region (the Karamoja sub-region was the site of an important fossil discovery. Paleontologists discovered the remains of Ugandapithecus major, a 20-million-year-old ancestor of present day primates) in northeast Uganda. Kidepo is rugged savannah, dominated by the 2,750 metres (9,020 ft) Mount Morungole and transected by the Kidepo and Narus rivers.


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