Conservation of Elephants in Key Areas of Murchison Falls Conservation Area (MFCA)
Uganda Conservation Foundation, Uganda
Over the last ten years, IEF has supported the construction of ten ranger stations in MFCA – both land and marine – 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 2019 IEF is supporting the construction of additional stations in the heart of poaching country where there is no ranger presence, and a Joint Operating Command Centre (JOCC) to coordinate all of the Park’s ranger and security operations.