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Ugandan Wildlife Education Centre (Established 1966)
Conservation Agency
Web Site: http://www.uweczoo.org/

Director: Wilhem Moeller
Phone: 256 (42) 20520   E-Mail: orothen@imul.com
PO Box 4, Entebbe UGANDA
Affiliations: National Parks, Wildlife Commission

Mission: To provide an education center for the local population to learn about the need to conserve and protect their wildlife; To provide a center for the rehabilitation and resocialization of wildlife confiscated from poachers and people who have purchased them.

Principal Research Programs: Resocialization of chimpanzees and releasing them into sanctuary sites within Uganda

Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for: Pre-College; Program emphasis: Conservation and Rehabilitation; Financial support is usually available; Field work opportunities are not available

Number of Staff: 48

Associated Field Sites: Isinga Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda. Program focus: Resocialization of young chimpanzees, Contact: Kimberly Williams. Program will close at end of 1998.; Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Lake Victoria.

Supported Species: 7 Cercopithecus neglectus (de Brazza's monkey), Chlorocebus aethiops (grivet), 2 Colobus guereza (guereza), 6 Erythrocebus patas (patas monkey), 15 Pan troglodytes (common chimpanzee), 2 Papio anubis (olive baboon)

Publications: Wildlife Spectrum Newsletter

Last Updated: 1998-06-15


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