when did uganda government reopened ziwa rhino sanctuary
Ugandan government on Thursday 10th -June-2021 reopened Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary after the closure which took 50 days. The Ugandan government, through the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), closed the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakitoma Sub-county, Nakasongola District, on April 20, 2021, citing ongoing disputes between two managing parties.
Ziwa Rhino sanctuary is home to the 33 herbivores of the rhinoceros family, and the lone breeding in Uganda at Ziwa was caught in a management dispute between the Rhino Fund Uganda and the Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranches.
Uganda Wildlife Authority is the new management system at the sanctuary and, in collaboration with the Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranches, will manage the rhino sanctuary as the Rhino Fund departs, which had managed the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for the last 20 years.
The reopening of Ziwa rhino sanctuary is in line with a joint venture agreement with UWA, a mandated government body that oversees all the wildlife activities in Uganda, and the Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranches, a privately owned entity that offers land on which Ziwa rhino sanctuary is located.