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Title:Poaching and human pressures in Rwenzori National Park
Author:Edroma, E.L.
Periodical:Uganda Journal (ISSN 0041-574X)
Geographic term:Uganda
Subjects:national parks and reserves
Abstract:Rwenzori National Park (formerly Queen Elizabeth National Park) was established in 1952. The park is not an inviolate sanctuary for wildlife, however, since man has been living in it for a long time and in fact increasing human pressure on the land is creating problems for the convervafcion and management of the park's flora and fauna. Using, amongst others, written questionnaires, the present article reports on the number of people, in the six major, villages in the park, their occupation, the usual means by which these villagers travel in the park, conflict or encounters between the people and the wildlife, the number and ages of the houses in assessing the rate of population expansion, the number of poachers seen and/or arrested monthly, tools used by poachers, and the animal species suffering casualties from the poachers. Tables, notes, map.