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Wildlife Economy Project With WWF

ALU School of Wildlife Conservation, in partnership with WWF, is working on a detailed case study of the wildlife economy in Uganda. The research is funded by the CONNECT project (see below) and is supported by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). SOWC is working closely with the WWF Uganda office, as well as relevant stakeholders in Uganda.

Regular meetings are held with WWF Regional office, WWF Uganda, and UWA.

An inception meeting, with all relevant wildlife economy stakeholders in Uganda, was held on the 19th May to get inputs on the contents of the case study and ensure that all areas are well covered with the most up-to-date data.

SOWC is preparing the case study for review by Uganda stakeholders and to present in a stakeholder workshop, with the final case study and policy brief due in September 2021.

Project deliverables:

ALU SOWC will provide WWF-Kenya with the following deliverables:

Draft Report

We will submit a draft report to WWF-Kenya based on the desktop analysis and interviews/meetings held on the first field visit.

Presentation of Draft Report

In addition to sharing the report, ALU SOWC will present the case study to relevant stakeholders to get inputs in order to finailse the report on a second shorter field visit.

Final Report

Following input from UWA, WWF and other relevant stakeholders via the stakeholders’ workshop, ALU SOWC will incorporate the feedback and finalize the case study and submit to WWF.

Policy Brief / Summary Document

ALU SOWC will develop a policy brief/summary document for WWF and UWA to use for influencing policy and strategy.

Peer Review Publication (optional)

If agreed, this would be done to publicise the findings from the case study in a more academic forum

Conserving Natural Capital and Enhancing Collaborative Management of Transboundary Resources (CONNECT) 

Project Funding from USAID,

  • Consortium of regional organizations led by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) through the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO)


Project In partnership with

  • TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, and •the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).
  • Close collaboration with, and through policy guidance from, the EAC Secretariat and the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC).
    DURATION: 4 years (2019-2023)

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