Allegedly in self-defence: man mountain gorilla kills in a national Park eleven years in prison

In Uganda, has been convicted a man accused of the killing of the mountain gorillas and other wild animals on Thursday to eleven years in prison. The trial agai

Allegedly in self-defence: man mountain gorilla kills in a national Park eleven years in prison

In Uganda, has been convicted a man accused of the killing of the mountain gorillas and other wild animals on Thursday to eleven years in prison. The trial against three possible accomplices is still running.

Felix Byamukama had added the 25-year-old popular silver back to Gorilla Rafiki in the last month in the Bwindi Impenetrable national Park killed. The animal was found with deep spear wounds, dead.

man wants to get out of self-defense have acted

the following are four of the alleged poachers, among them Byamukama, been detained, informed the Ugandan wildlife authority, UWA on Thursday. Three of the men fought, the deeds, but one pleaded guilty. A court has sentenced him to eleven years in prison. According to information from the wildlife protection authority, the Convicted person was in self-defense acted.

"We are relieved that Rafiki is justice, and this should serve other people, the killing of wild animals, as an example," said the chief of the wildlife protection authority, Sam Mwandha. Rafiki - whose Name translates as "friend" means to stand at the head of a family of 17 Gorillas.

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The wildlife protection authority, described the killing of Rafiki as a "severe blow" after intensive conservation had led efforts, the mountain gorilla, in the year 2018 has been removed from the list of "critically endangered" animals. The Population of the Gorillas recovered last 680 Gorillas in 2008 to over 1000. The life expectancy of animals in the wild is about 35 years.

Corona crisis intensified poaching

The habitat of the mountain gorillas is restricted to protected areas with a surface area of almost 800 square kilometres in two locations - the Virunga massif and Bwindi-sarambwe forest which extend over the democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.

The poaching in Uganda and other African countries is, according to experts, since the beginning of the Corona-crisis increased. Because of the pandemic worldwide flights had been suspended and borders closed, thus, for the protection of animals, extremely important tourism revenue to stay away. In addition, many people have left in Uganda and elsewhere because of the Corona measures in the cities and returned to their home villages, where there is little work. The people poaching often, because of the flesh of the animals, not primarily because of the value of an animal or of a body part, such as Rhino Horn.

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Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 20:26

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