Uganda Wildlife Crime Unit Rescues Ground Pangolin in High-Stakes Operation

In a daring and high-stakes operation called Operation Dromana, the Uganda Wildlife Crime Unit (UWCU) successfully rescued a live Ground pangolin from the clutches of traffickers near Soroti, Uganda. The operation, conducted in collaboration with the Uganda Wildlife Authority and Uganda Police Force, resulted in the apprehension of four traffickers, including two prominent businessmen.

The traffickers, aware of the risks involved, employed sophisticated counter-surveillance measures in an attempt to evade detection. Despite their efforts, the investigative prowess of the UWCU team ultimately led to their arrest.

During the operation, the live pangolin was discovered dehydrated and injured inside a backpack, a victim of the illegal wildlife trade. Thanks to prompt action and medical treatment provided by wildlife authorities, the pangolin was nursed back to health and released back into its natural habitat.

This successful rescue operation underscores the critical role of dedicated wildlife protection units in combating wildlife crime and safeguarding vulnerable species like the Ground pangolin. The UWCU’s unwavering commitment to wildlife conservation continues to make a tangible difference in the fight against illegal wildlife trafficking in Uganda.

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