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Uganda Wildlife Authority – UWA
Uganda Wildlife Authority, (UWA) is Uganda's Government agency responsible for the management and protection of Wildlife in and outside protected areas. The agency is supervised by the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities.
Uganda Wildlife Authority, (UWA) manages 10 National Parks; 12 Wildlife Reserves; 5 Community Wildlife Management Areas; and 13 Wildlife Sanctuaries. The ten National Parks include Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo, Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley, Kibale, Mount Elgon, Rwenzori Mountains, Semuliki, Mgahinga Gorilla, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks. These parks display the best in East Africa. Their Rift Valley landscapes and tropical forests make dramatic backdrops to an extensive variety of flora and fauna.
Not only does Uganda boast some of Africa’s most spectacular natural wonders, like the source of the Nile, but it’s also home to some of the continent’s most incredible species. From rare and endangered great apes to tree climbing lions, Uganda is nothing short of a wildlife lover’s paradise.
With fewer than 1004 mountain gorillas that still exist on earth today, Uganda is home to more than half of all these massive creatures making it one of the only three countries in the world where mountain gorilla trekking is conducted. The are 18 gorilla families that have been habituated and already set for tourism purposes.
Current estimates for the total wild population of chimpanzees which are estimated to be 100,000 to 250,000, with Uganda home to about 5,000 individuals. Almost 1,500 are found in Kibale National Park, the most popular place for chimp tracking in the country.
The Batwa Experience
As the original dwellers of this ancient jungle,
the Batwa were known as “The Keepers of the
Forest.” The Batwa survived by hunting small
game using arrows or nets and gathering plants
and fruit in the rain forest.
Our Conservation Mission
“To conserve, economically develop and sustainably manage the wildlife and protected areas of Uganda in partnership with neighboring communities and other stakeholders for the benefit of the people of Uganda and the global community.”
INVESTING IN OUR PEOPLE
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