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Advancing Biodiversity Efforts to Promote National Development

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Advancing Biodiversity Efforts to Promote National Development
(November 12, 2020)   -   The National Coordination Group (NCG) on Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) held its fifth National Consultative Meeting on 10th November 2020 at Fairway Hotel in Kampala. The meeting aimed to share updates and discuss mechanisms of supporting government[…]

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Government of Uganda Inaugurates a National Wildlife Crime Task Force

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Government of Uganda Inaugurates a National Wildlife Crime Task Force
(February 11, 2020)   -   A new taskforce dubbed “The National Wildlife Crime Coordination Task Force(NWCCTF)” has been inaugurated by the government of Uganda as part of efforts to combat wildlife crime of both a local and international nature. The establishment of the task[...]

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WCS and Total Exploration &Production Uganda commits to undertake long-term studies to assess and mitigate development impacts on elephants in Murchison Falls National Park (MFNP)

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WCS and Total Exploration &Production Uganda commits to undertake long-term studies to assess and mitigate development impacts on elephants in Murchison Falls National Park (MFNP)
(January 06, 2020)   -   Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in partnership with Uganda Wildlife Authority, and Total E&P Uganda (TEPU) […]

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2019 ENDS ON A GREAT NOTE: MOUNTAIN GORILLAS INCREASING IN NUMBERS

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2019 ENDS ON A GREAT NOTE: MOUNTAIN GORILLAS INCREASING IN NUMBERS
(December 20, 2019)   -   Conservationists have reason to celebrate, the number of mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National park and DR Congo’s Sarambwe Nature Reserve has risen from to 459. According to the newly the published survey, the new estimate of […]

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Chinese Enterprises in Uganda Pledge to Conserve biodiversity and Combat Wildlife Crime

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Chinese Enterprises in Uganda Pledge to Conserve biodiversity and Combat Wildlife Crime
(June 21, 2019)   -   Chinese investors in Uganda have signed a commitment pledge to conserve biodiversity and combat wildlife crime. Members of the SINOCHAM, an umbrella organization for Chinese business enterprises in Uganda made the commitment by signing a pledge at Uganda Wildlife Education […]

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The National Wildlife Crime Coordination Task Force develops a strategic plan to combat wildlife crime in Uganda

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The National Wildlife Crime Coordination Task Force develops a strategic plan to combat wildlife crime in Uganda
(March 18, 2019)   -   At least 30 representatives of government institutions gathered at the Source of the Nile Hotel in Jinja district on March 13th, 2019 to develop a strategic plan for combating wildlife crime in Uganda. This was the first meeting of the National Wildlife Cri [...]

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Dr. Simon Nampindo Wins Research Award

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Dr. Simon Nampindo Wins Research Award
(March 03, 2019)   -   One of our own, Dr. Simon Nampindo, the Country Director, Wildlife Conservation Society, Uganda program has been recognized for his research work that has informed management and policy decisions for sustainable conservation and development of wildlife resources in Uganda 2019 [...]

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In Uganda, WCS Identifies Critical Biodiversity Sites for Conservation of Both Globally and Nationally Threatened Species

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In Uganda, WCS Identifies Critical Biodiversity Sites for Conservation of Both Globally and Nationally Threatened Species
(February 26, 2019)   -   WCS and its partners has announced 45 sites identified to meet Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) status, global priority areas for conservation of biodiversity in Uganda. This is the first time that there has been a national assessment of KBAs across several taxa  […]

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WCS equips members of the civil society coalition for oil with skills to monitor impacts on protected areas and communities to ensure No Net Loss

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WCS equips members of the civil society coalition for oil with skills to monitor impacts on protected areas and communities to ensure No Net Loss
(October 23, 2018)   -   Oil and gas exploration and production activities in the Albertine region set to begin in 2020 are expected to have major direct, indirect and cumulative impacts on protected areas and surrounding communities [...]

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Greening the Design and Development of Infrastructure in Uganda

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Greening the Design and Development of Infrastructure in Uganda
(September 14, 2018)   -   The current approach to the design and development of infrastructure in Uganda, prioritizes economic benefits at the cost of the environment and ecosystem services, and social well-being. The current approach is characterized by ecosystems and biodiversity destruction; human and community displacements; invasion of fragile [...] 

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