(UGANDA) Court Report: A poacher who confessed to killing a rare silverback gorilla in June was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Thursday, on charges of illegally entering a protected area and killing a gorilla, among other charges, authorities said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.30: “The silverback, known as Rafiki, was the leader of a group of more than a dozen gorillas known as the Nkuringo troop, which has been popular with visitors to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for decades: The nearly 80,000 acre UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to nearly half of the world’s mountain gorillas and has long drawn tourists from around the world hoping to catch a glimpse of the rare species.” 

Court Report: Poacher confesses to killing a rare silverback gorilla in June sentenced to 11yrs-in-prison on Thursday

Published: NYT Report: https://ift.tt/2XbxsZ0 Mountain gorillas resting at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, where half of the world’s mountain gorilla live.”Lorena de la Cuesta/SOPA Images, via Getty Images”

“We are relieved that Rafiki has received justice and this should serve as an example to other people who kill wildlife,” Sam Mwandha, Uganda Wildlife Authority’s executive director, said in a statement released Thursday. “If one person kills wildlife, we all lose.”

“Mr. Felix pleaded guilty to three counts that included illegal entry into the protected area, killing a gorilla and killing a small antelope known as a duiker, the Uganda Wildlife Authority said the statement: Mr. Felix said he had gone hunting with another poacher when they came across the group of gorillas. Rafiki charged, he told the authorities, and he killed the silverback with a spear.”

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