Where We Work:


Tucked into Uganda’s northernmost boundary with Kenya and South Sudan, the Kidepo landscape has more than 30 protected and conserved areas, including three national parks. At approximately 136,000 square kilometers, it is one of the region’s most intact conservation landscapes. Challenges include human-wildlife conflict, climate change, agricultural expansion, livestock encroachment, gold and oil extraction, infrastructure development, and poaching.

Our partner communities are spread across 956 square kilometers of community wildlife areas and six districts—Karenga, Kaabong, Abim, Kotido, Kitgum, and Agago—meaning we reach 370,000 people over 9,500 square kilometers.

Our conservation work in this vital landscape includes:

  • Empowering communities through training and microenterprise
  • Enhancing climate change adaptation and resilience
  • Mitigating human-wildlife conflict and implementing species recovery and action plans
  • Promoting sustainable land management through conservancies and collaborative land-use planning
  • Equipping rangers and providing training in ecological monitoring, human-wildlife conflict mitigation, and wildlife law enforcement
  • Empowering youth through environmental education and awareness
Kidepo Karenga Matheniko Kidepo Valley Kidepo Mount Elgon
Other State Protected Area
Community Conservation Area

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

Communities in the Kidepo landscape

KAKKA Community Association

Local District Government

Community Wildlife Scouts

Wildlife We Are Protecting

By the Numbers


80,000 Liters of fuel given to Uganda Wildlife Authority for Kidepo protected-area patrols

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80 Community wildlife scouts trained in biological monitoring

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2K+ Students served by two schools that AWF built in the Kidepo landscape