Uganda wild life conservation efforts get a boast of 1.6 billion shillings from the European Union and organization of African Caribbean and Pacific states to support five wildlife projects.

The intervention involves protecting lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park, monitoring and protecting gorillas and clearing invasive specie to secure Rhino Habitat.

The head of the EU delegation to Uganda Atilio Pacific says the actions are key in preserving the future of Uganda’s tourism sector.

In the meantime, Queen Elizabeth National Park is facing rampant poaching cases where Uganda Wild Life Authority spokesperson Bashir Hanji says one lion and unspecified number of buffaloes were killed in the national park in 2020.