Uganda gorilla tracking 2018

The Uganda Wildlife Authority

Uganda Wildlife Authority is an autonomy board in charge of conserving the country’s natural heritage, which includes animals, plants, natural features and ecosystems in general.

Uganda Wildlife Authority diversely implements strategies to conserve and sustainably manage wildlife. They include community participation in wildlife management; revenue sharing; collaborative management; problem animal management; wildlife use rights; and conservation education and awareness.

Uganda Wildlife Authority addresses conservation challenges such as poaching, encroachment and illegal grazing through strategies such as placing patrols in all protected areas and arresting people who invade park land without permission from the Authority.

Uganda Wildlife Authority has also worked with communities around protected areas to address other challenges between wildlife and humans around these areas such as problem animals and human-wildlife conflicts among others. Wildlife benefit sharing programs are intended to contribute towards achieving the government’s aim of poverty eradication and improved community livelihoods.

For visitors who yearn to get up close to wild African fauna, a research trip is a rewarding adventure. This new and unique experience allows visitors to actively participate in monitoring some of the exotic birds and mammals that fill the park, using locator devices and learn habituation calls, as well as monitoring weather, surroundings and behavior.