The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), in collaboration with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, is in the process of translocating 15 giraffes from Murchison Falls National Park to Kidepo Valley National Park.
The translocation is primarily due to conservation efforts that aim to boost the giraffe population in Kidepo, according to UWA Communications Director, Bashir Hangi. This will be the second giraffe translocation to the park. Translocations are vital in enhancing the ecosystems with sparse populations, and depopulating high-density areas to ensure ecological balance and sustainable conservation. “It is a strategy that we are using to enrich our national parks with a variety of animals. Giraffes are some of our attractions to these parks,” added Hangi.