On Friday, six lions were found dead after suspected poisoning in the Ishasha sector southwest of Uganda. UWA, however, announced on Monday that they will give a reward of shs 10 million.
‘’Following the death of six lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park, the management of Uganda Wildlife Authority has put up a reward of shs 10 million. This will go to anybody with information that will lead to the arrest and successful prosecution of the people behind the heinous act,’’ UWA said in a statement.
The authority assured they have put in place maximum measures to ensure that those who provide the information will remain confidential.
UWA rangers on Friday discovered carcasses of lions. The lion killers also cut off most of their body parts. They took parts including the head and paws, among others. They also found eight dead vultures at the scene. This, therefore, points to poisoning since they came to eat the remains of the dead lions.
These are, however, all assumptions by UWA but together with the police in Kanungu, investigations will be carried out. Many people know the Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park for harbouring tree-climbing lions.
They are a rare species and therefore, attract a number of tourists specifically to marvel at them.
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