Project Description

Conservation of elephants in key areas of Murchison Falls Conservation Area (MFCA), Uganda

Over the last ten years, IEF has supported the construction of twelve ranger stations, a veterinary facility, and the Joint Operating Command Centre (JOCC) which coordinates all of the Park’s ranger and security operations in MFCA in an attempt to take back the park from poachers. Where ranger stations have been established, wildlife is returning and snares and leg hold traps which are decimating many animal populations such as lions and antelope, as well as maiming and killing animals such as elephants and endangered Rothschild’s giraffe are found and removed demonstrating the success of the project. In 2021 IEF is supporting the construction of additional ranger stations in the heart of poaching country where currently there is no ranger presence.

This project is supported in part by The Berry Family Trust.

This project is supported in part by:

Utah’s Hogle Zoo