UWA together with Giraffe Conservation Foundation is translocating about 15 giraffes captured in Murchison Falls and released at Kidepo Valley National Park. This will be the second giraffe translocation to this park to boost the giraffe numbers and offer species diversity.
Wildlife translocation is one of the mechanisms that UWA uses to conserve wildlife. The approach is vital in enhancing ecosystems with sparse populations, and depopulating areas of high densities to ensure ecological balance and sustainable conservation. The Director Conservation Mr. John Makombo flaged off the translocation of the first batch of five giraffes to Kidepo Valley National Park.