Mitigating Human Wildlife Conflicts

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Project 1201 Mitigating Human Wildlife Conflicts

 

Responsible Officer: Principal Wildlife Officer

Objectives:

(1)  To reduce the cases of problem animal/vermin incidences by 90% by end of project period

(2)  To promote tourism and wildlife in Uganda conservation through attitude change and live hoods improvement

(3)  To promote value addition to wildlife resources outside protected areas

 

Outputs:

1.   One hundred and fifty Kms of trenches around Protected Areas covering all hot spots

2.   Fifty Kms of live fence around hotspots in Bwindi and 100 kms in Lake Mburo NP

3.   One hundred and seventy youth trained as vermin guards in 17 districts prone to wildlife related crop damage

4.   Sixteen kilometer buffalo wall reconstructed in Mgahinga Gorilla NP

5.   Three Pilot crocodiles Farms in Mayuge, Iganga and Bugiri to provide a solution to the rampant problem crocodiles

6.   A breeding unit at UWEC and Four Guinea fowl regional model holding facilities established

7.   fifty Pilot youth enterprises formed and provided with 50,000 chicks of guinea fowl as breeding stock

8.   Resolution of land disputes in Mbwa tract, Madelli, Karuma, Wanseko, Katonga and Aswa Lolim.

Start Date:July 2010           Projected End Date:   June 2014

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Our Mandate

To formulate and implement policies, strategies, plans and programs that promote tourism, wildlife and cultural heritage conservation for socio-economic development and transformation of the country.

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Our Vision

Sustainable tourism, wildlife and cultural heritage contributing to the transformation of the Ugandan society from a peasant to a modern and prosperous one.

Our Mission

To develop and promote tourism, wildlife and cultural heritage resources for enhancement of Uganda as a Preferred tourist destination, with accelerated sector contribution to the national economy.

How to find us

Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities

P. O. Box 4241 Kampala

Rwenzori Towers 2nd Floor

Plot 6 Nakasero Road.

Kampala, Uganda.

Phone: +256 414 561 700