Conservation body wants tougher laws on illegal wildlife trade

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The National Resources Conservation Network (NRCN) has asked government to put up a law that will govern the destruction of wildlife trophies once impounded.

The network argued that when the seized trophies are kept for long, they encourage more theft , poaching, trafficking and illegal trade in wildlife .

“We need a law that will govern the destruction of wildlife trophies once confiscated. If they are kept for long they encourage theft, illegal wildlife trade among other vices that don’t promote the conservation of wildlife”, read the networks statement.

The NRCN is a network of professionals who use their basic skills and training to ensure timely investigations, prosecution and reporting of wildlife crimes in order to reduce on incidences of wildlife poaching but rather to promote wildlife conservation.

Uganda is among the eight countries in Africa that are heavily affected by the illegal wildlife trafficking and in order to conserve wildlife there must be strict guidelines placed by the government.

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