Human-Wildlife conflict, Uganda Wildlife Research and Training Institute steps in


The Uganda Wildlife Research and Training Institute in Katwe –Kabatooro Town Council, Kasese district will on 30th June, 2023 hold a national research symposium that aims at finding out the causes of human and wildlife conflict in various areas of the country.

Research is the creation of new knowledge or the use of existing knowledge in a new and creative way so as to generate new concepts, methodologies and understandings.

The research symposium that was officially launched on Friday would help different researchers to share and put in place solutions that would enable the communities surrounding wildlife reserves appreciate the features value to the economy.

Mr. Robert Baluku, the Principal at Uganda Wildlife Research and Training Institute who presided over the launch explains that they expect to expound the missing links between the people and researchers in promoting the wildlife conservation. According to him, most people have not yet known that wildlife including plants, birds and animals through tourism is the leading foreign earner of the country. 

Prof. Moses Muhumuza, the Principal Wildlife Research Officer highlights that other activities to be carried out during the conference include the feasibility study which is the preliminary exploration of a proposed project to determine its merits and viability. This would aim at providing an independent assessment that examines all aspects of a proposed project, including technical, economical, legal and environmental considerations. 

Godfrey Guma, a diploma student in Wildlife Management and Tourism at the institution told the press that his participation into the event would enable him expand the knowledge on the invasive plants that exist in the game reserves.

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