Combatting Wildlife Crime in Uganda

This project aims to strengthen key Ugandan stakeholders’ capacity to detect, deter and prosecute wildlife crime, working with security and law-enforcement agencies in the country.




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Through this five-year project (2020–2025), RUSI is partnered with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the Natural Resources Conservation Network (NRCN) to provide research, analysis and expertise to increase the capacity of Ugandan agencies to detect, deter and prosecute wildlife crime.

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Project partners

  • The Wildlife Conservation Society

    This project is part of the USAID-funded WCS-led programme ‘Uganda Combatting Wildlife Crime Activity’.

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Illegal Wildlife Trade in Uganda: Tracking Progress on 'Following the Money'
Illegal Wildlife Trade In Uganda: Following Financial Footprints
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USAID/Uganda Combating Wildlife Crime Activity

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Uganda Combating Wildlife Crime (CWC) is a five-year activity (2020 - 2025) implemented by a consortium of partners including Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Natural Resources Conservation Network (NRCN) and The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).

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