“Each animal in this world has a reason and a positive one. We should strike an offset living in concordance with them. These assets must be secured!” Julius Obwona – Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award Winner 2018 The yearly Tusk Conservation Awards, in the organization with Investec Asset Management, celebrate phenomenal individuals, whose work and lives may somehow or another go unnoticed outside their fields. Their work with untamed life and networks in Africa defends the future for all of us. The Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award gives global acknowledgement to the people who confront peril each day to ensure Africa’s natural life. Officers frequently work for little reward, gambling and notwithstanding losing their lives to ensure the world’s natural life and its delicate biological systems.
Julius Obwona joined the then Uganda National Parks in 1995 as an officer, ascending through the positions to end up Assistant Warden and afterwards Warden in Charge of Law Enforcement. Quite a bit of his operational experience was picked up when the Lord’s Resistance Army was extremely dynamic in the Murchinson Falls Conservation Area. Julius worked with the Ugandan armed force to counter and expel the renegade gathering. Julius presently oversees more than 300 staff.
Since 2014 Julius has prepared more than 600 officers, now broadly sent all through Murchinson. He headed up the formation of the Marine Ranger Unit and was basic in arranging the area of the seven new Ranger Posts. This is significantly more noteworthy, taking into account that in 2013 there was just a single working vehicle in Murchinson and all activities were done by walking.
In the course of recent months, his authority has prompted the arraignment of 720 presumes associated with untamed life-related wrongdoings, 620 being effectively sentenced. Fourteen were famous, vigorously equipped elephant poachers. His endeavours have prompted significant decreases in elephant and bushmeat poaching.
Julius and his groups of officers have seized more than ten metric huge amounts of catches, diminishing the three elephants daily once in the past being found in devices to around three per month. Julius has indicated excellent administration characteristics, examination astuteness and knowledge gathering aptitudes. He has built up a wonderful capacity in working with poachers and neighbourhood networks, to help break the poaching cycle while as yet advancing occupations, and such is held in high regard by everybody he works with.
“Julius is a most meriting hopeful and receipt of such an honour will help concrete his remaining as a future pioneer in battling natural life wrongdoing,” said Lt Gen Ivan Koreta, Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) The Duke of Cambridge, Tusks Royal Patron says: “These honours which mean a lot to me by and by, have a tremendous impact in our main goal to safeguard Africa’s valuable untamed life for its kin. It is fundamental that we perceive the commitment of these unsung saints and the fortitude of officers taking a chance with their lives, day and night, on protection’s forefront. We as a whole owe them an enormous obligation of appreciation.”
The Duke of Cambridge, Tusks Royal Patron says: “These honours which mean a lot to me by and by, have an immense influence in our central goal to protect Africa’s valuable natural life for its kin. It is fundamental that we perceive the commitment of these unsung saints and the boldness of officers taking a chance with their lives, day and night, on protection’s bleeding edge. We as a whole owe them an immense obligation of appreciation.”