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Added 2nd May 2018 02:42 PM

Niwagaba says lions cannot continue dying because of the negligence of the Uganda World Life Authority yet tourism is the country's leading foreign exchange earner.

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Niwagaba says lions cannot continue dying because of the negligence of the Uganda World Life Authority yet tourism is the country's leading foreign exchange earner.

 

A concerned citizen Francis Niwagaba wants to sue Uganda World Life Authority on behalf of the dead Lions for the incompetence exhibited in managing a treasured resource.

A couple of weeks ago, eleven lions, including eight lion cubs, have been found dead in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda after possibly being poisoned, a conservation official said on Thursday.

The three lionesses and eight cubs were found dead near Hamukungu fishing village in the park, a popular tourist destination.

"An investigation has been opened but we suspect poisoning," Bashir Hangi, a communications officer with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), told AFP.

"It is still only a suspicion. We will try to establish the real cause of death," he added.

Lions have been killed in a number of poisoning incidents in Uganda. 

In May 2010, five lions were killed in the park in another possible poisoning case.

Between May 2006 and July 2007, 15 lions were also killed in the area in attacks blamed on landless herdsmen defending their cattle..

Niwagaba says lions cannot continue dying because of the negligence of the Uganda World Life Authority yet tourism is the country's leading foreign exchange earner.

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