The Executive Director of the Uganda Wild Life Authority Sam Mwandha on Monday flagged off the translocation of 20 Giraffes from Murchison Falls National Park to Kidepo Valley National Park.
The exercise, which kicks off today, is the second giraffe translocation to this park to boost their population numbers and species diversity.
“The wildlife translocation is one of the mechanisms that the Uganda Wildlife Authority uses to conserve wildlife” said Mwandha.
While speaking at the flag off ceremony at Murchison Falls National Park, Mwandha added that the approach is vital in enhancing the eco system with sparse populations and depopulating areas of high densities to ensure ecological balance and sustainable conservation.
The transport logistic was donated to UWA by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation and Uganda Wildlife Education Center, all in the effort to support the conservation agency to carry out translocation exercise.
Mwandha added that Uganda is one of the African countries with great numbers of Giraffes and they intend to keep it that way by strengthening their conservation methods.
“We have many giraffes as a country and we will do all it takes to protect the giraffes and give them the best home research about the translocation and approved that it was safe for the giraffes” Mwandha added.