The African elephant is under threat

The biggest threat to elephants in Uganda and globally is habitat loss. PHOTO By Edgar R. Batte

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed March 3, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day. It is aimed at celebrating and raising awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. As part of events to celebrate the day, Uganda’s ministry of Tourism has organised a marathon whose aim is to raise awareness, not only about the plight of elephants - which are under threat - but all wildlife species.

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