James Ntulume, the Chief Executive Director of Snakes Uganda disclosed that some of the disappearing snake species include Great Lakes Bush Viper, Rough-scaled Bush Viper, Rhinoceros Viper, Goldlites Cobra, and Spitting Cobra among others.
Over 3,000 acres of cumulated farmland in Lii, Kochgoma, Got-Apwoyo, Lungulu, Anaka and Purongo Sub-Counties were destroyed and at least 20 people were killed by marauding elephants that invade human settlements from Murchison Falls National Park in the past six months.
Human-wildlife conflict in the district has lasted for over two decades as elephants invade community settlements, and destroy both staple and cash crops. The affected areas include Sub-Counties of Lungulu, Lii, Got-Apwoyo, Purongo, Anaka, Alero and Kochgoma.
The training aimed at mitigating threats to biodiversity, illegal trafficking of wildlife species, improve the working conditions of the ecological guards to improve and promote tourism sector in the country.
Patrick Okello Oryema, the Nwoya LCV Chairperson says that since Nwoya was carved out of Gulu in 2010, the district has been continuously suffering immense destruction by stray animals from Murchison Falls National Park.