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WCS researchers together with experts from Makerere University have nearly doubled the number of species that are known from Murchison Falls Protected Area (MFPA),  including Murchison Falls National Park, Bugungu and Karuma Wildlife Reserves. MFPA is at the northern end of the Albertine Rift ecoregions, one of Africa’s most biodiverse hotspots. Surveys were made of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and plants and identified more than 1,500 species in these taxa, including 144 mammals, 556 birds, 51 reptiles, 51 amphibians and 755 plant species. In the case of mammals, reptiles, and plants these numbers nearly double the number of previously published species for the area. A report published for Uganda Wildlife Authority and National Environment Management Authority who were funded by the Norwegian Government to engage WCS to make these surveys is available here
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