Uganda Wildlife Authority

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Uganda Wildlife Authority
Uganda Wildlife Authority Logo.jpg
Logo of the UWA
Agency overview
Preceding
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
Website www.ugandawildlife.org
Map
Uganda location map Topographic.png

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is one of the governing bodies that regulate wildlife conservation in Uganda.

UWA manages ten national parks, twelve wildlife reserves, and fourteen wildlife sanctuaries. UWA also provides guidance for five community wildlife areas. It is governed by a board of trustees appointed by the minister responsible for wildlife.

Mission[edit]

UWA's mission is to conserve, economically develop, and manage sustainably 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 the Uganda National Parks Department with the Uganda Game and Fisheries Department.[1]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Oghojafor, Kingsley (2004). Uganda - Countries of the World. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.: Gareth Stevens. p. 64. ISBN 0836831128. 


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