Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has received a fully equipped animal response vehicle and motorcycle which will make response to wildlife related emergencies.
The equipment is a donation from the Uganda Conservation Foundation with funding from Olsen Animal Trust.
UWA says the vehicle and motorcycle are dedicated to the veterinary unit and will be stationed in Murchison Falls national park to help improve on the rescue of wildlife in the park.
While handing over the vehicle UCF’s Patrick Agaba said that the vehicle will mitigate the delay in response to wildlife issues.
UWA’s Director for Operations, Charles Tumwesigye observed that the revamping UWA’s law enforcement capacity has been gradual.
The vehicle will link the efforts of marine and foot patrols to those of the veterinary unit and the newly constructed modern labs for rapid responses to save wildlife.
After equipping the marine unit, making rapid responses for wildlife will link and supplement the law enforcement initiatives.
The next phase of upgrade will be radio monitoring to digital new technologies.
The Executive Director for UWA, Sam Mwandha reiterated UWA’s commitment to work with partners and fulfill its mandate. He affirmed to partners that the vehicle would be put to its right.