VSPT Announces Support of African Lion and Large Carnivore Survey in the Queen Elizabeth Conservation Area

1 November 2022

Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) is pleased to support a survey for large carnivores in the Queen Elizabeth Conservation Area in Uganda particularly for African lion, leopard and spotted hyena. It will collect data over a three-month period using remote camera traps and a network of field teams.

VSPT held a training workshop for park rangers, VSPT field staff, and local stakeholders at the Community and Conservation Centre at Kyambura Gorge Lodge led by Dr Tutilo Mudumba, Dr Arjun Gopalaswamy and Dr Alexander Braczkowski on carnivore monitoring techniques.

VSPT also provided support of over $12,000 for camera traps, field work, and a Ugandan researcher to lead the work.

“We fully support this critical work surveying threatened species. Thank you to everyone taking part and especially Uganda Wildlife Authority for their sustained conservation work in a challenging environment,” said Kevin James, Trustee of Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust.

Dr Aleksander Braczkowski said, “The monitoring of large carnivores in Uganda is essential for future generations and there is no better way to do this than through a collaborative program led by Ugandan researchers, rangers, scientists and students."

Anyone interested in donating toward this project may do so at this link.

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