Last week, the Uganda Conservation Foundation (UCF) handed over the fifth ranger post built in Murchison Falls National Park in the last 2 years. Murchison Falls National Park is the largest of Uganda’s ten national parks, covering over 3800 sq. km.
Boasting 76 species of mammals, 10 species of primates, more than 465 species of plants, 250 species of butterflies and 450 species of birds, this park and the greater Murchison Falls Conservation Area support an abundance of flora and fauna
The ranger post will help protect northern Murchison Falls, the wildlife including elephant, lion, Uganda kob and Rothschild’s giraffe in the long term.
Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) acknowledges this support and are confident that ranger presence in the area will aid law enforcement and tackle the poaching problem in Tangi valley.
The ranger post was commissioned by Leslie Carvell, present was representation from UWA HQ, Murchison Falls, media fraternity, UCF corporate members.
Special thanks to the International Elephant Foundation, the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, Tusk Trust, Sea World Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service that supported the work.