Uganda Wildlife Authority

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Uganda Wildlife Authority
Uganda Wildlife Authority Logo.jpg
Logo of the UWA
Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of Uganda
MottoConserving for Generations
Minister responsible
  • Sam Mwandha, Executive Director
Parent department Wildlife Conservation Department
Parent agencyMinistry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities
Key document
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.

Sam Mwandha officially the new executive director of Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), succeeding Dr. Andrew Seguya.[1]

Vision and Mission[edit]

UWA's Vision is "To be the leading, self-sustaining wildlife conservation agency that transforms Uganda into one of the best ecotourism destinations in Africa.”

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".[2]


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.[3]


  1. ^ "New UWA executive director Mwandha takes office". Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  2. ^ "Vision and Mission". Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  3. ^ Oghojafor, Kingsley (2004). Uganda - Countries of the World. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.: Gareth Stevens. p. 64. ISBN 0836831128.

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