District Local Governments

Community Wildlife Scouts (CWS)

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389,082 Number of hectares protected and/or with improved conservation status due to AWF interventions beginning in 2016


33,339 Number of people benefiting from AWF's conservation efforts in Uganda


5 of 6 Wildlife populations supported by AWF in Uganda that are stable/increasing



Uganda is home to the largest freshwater lake on the continent and significant biodiversity, but its rich natural resources are threatened by a push for development to serve a growing population. We are helping to realize a prosperous Uganda in which wildlife and healthy ecosystems are the bedrock for community and national development through people-centered conservation, policy development, and protected area support.

Our work reflects a holistic strategy that includes:

  • Community empowerment, especially through livelihoods development and human-wildlife conflict mitigation
  • Technical support for the creation of Uganda’s first community conservancies
  • Community/private partnerships to enhance community resilience and quality of life
  • Counter-wildlife-trafficking support to protect threatened wildlife

Currently, we operate in two landscapes that together are home to elephants, gorillas, chimps, and other endangered species.

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We work with the people of Uganda for wildlife. Our strategic, implementing, and funding partners include: