Uganda Wildlife Authority

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Uganda Wildlife Authority
Uganda Wildlife Authority Logo.jpg
Logo of the UWA
Agency overview
Preceding Agency Uganda Game and Fisheries Department
Jurisdiction Government of Uganda
Headquarters Kampala
Motto Conserving for Generations
Minister responsible Andrew Seguya, Executive Director
Parent department Wildlife Conservation Department
Parent agency Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities
Key document Uganda Wildlife Act
Website http://www.ugandawildlife.org/
Map
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The Uganda Wildlife Authority is one of the governing bodies that regulates wildlife conservation in Uganda. UWA is in charge of management of 10 National Parks, 12 Wildlife Reserves, 14 Wildlife Sanctuaries and provides guidance for 5 Community Wildlife Areas. It is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by minister responsible for wildlife.

Mission[edit]

UWA's mission is to conserve, economically develop and sustainably manage the wildlife and Protected Areas of Uganda in partnership with neighbouring communities and stakeholders for the benefit of the people of Uganda and the global community.

History[edit]

The UWA was established in August 1996 by the Uganda Wildlife Statute, which merged Uganda's National Parks and Game and Fisheries Departments.[1]


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Oghojafor, Kingsley (2004). Uganda. Milwaukee: Gareth Stevens Pub. p. 64. ISBN 0836831128. 

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