A herd of elephants in Queen Elizabeth National Park on August 28, 2018. Photo Credit: The Washington Post/Getty Images

Animals Uganda21. February 2023

More Elephants, More Buffalos, and More Rhinos on the Block

Following conservation efforts that began decades ago, endangered rhinos, elephants, and buffalos are rebounding in Uganda.

“Wildlife populations are on a steady recovery,” says Uganda’s wildlife agency.

After the northern white and eastern black rhino populations were wiped out by hunters in the early 1980s, the Uganda government introduced measures to both protect wildlife and punish poachers. Since 1983, the buffalo population has grown by 77 percent and the elephant population has grown by nearly 300 percent. Rhinos were also reintroduced in the region and have seen a slow, but steady growth ever since.


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