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Archive for the ‘human wildlife conflict’ category

  • Wake up and smell the coffee, Rift Valley style

    Dec 29, 12 • 4686 views 2 comments

    Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda Day breaks over the Rift Valley and my early morning coffee has arrived, a wake-up call for my morning safari game drive in Queen Elizabeth. “Game drive or lie-in? Game drive or...

  • Why I love elephant dung!

    Sep 15, 12 • 12753 views 24 comments

    You might not believe it but it was elephants – or what comes out of the back end of them – that first brought me to Uganda. Colleagues back in London laughed out loud when I told them about the first project that the Uganda Conservation...

  • How to feed a baby elephant

    Aug 5, 12 • 5969 views 9 comments

    Last week I told you the tragic story about the increase in elephant poaching and how Baby Charles came to UWEC. But despite his sad start in life, he’s a very happy little elephant, bringing heaps of fun to anyone who gets a chance to see him...

  • Human Wildlife Conflict – in my bedroom

    Jan 30, 11 • 1195 views No Comments

    We are living through an extreme period of mosquitoes. It’s also incredibly hot. On Friday night I killed 30 mosquitoes in my little bathroom. On Saturday night, much the worse for wear, I staggered around and killed a mere 20 before giving up...

  • How do you deal with an elephant in your garden?

    Jul 20, 10 • 2718 views 5 comments

    A big part of UCF’s work focuses on “mitigating Human Wildlife Conflict (HWC)” – that is stopping humans and elephants from killing each other. Simply put, if we can protect the humans, we can protect the wildlife. It’s...

  • A day in the life … species by species

    Aug 23, 09 • 2830 views 4 comments

    “Greetings!” as we say in Uganda. We may not have the same change of seasons here as in Europe but the insects and other animal species don’t know that! They come and go in phases. If you’ve been reading my blog regularly you’ll...

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