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Taking Local Students to See Uganda's Wildlife!

On October 15th, we took a group of 36 students and three teachers from Hamukungu village primary and secondary schools into Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive. Close to 90 percent of these students had never been on a game drive into the park, even though the village in which they reside is located within park boundaries.

They saw lots of wildlife on the drive, including lion, elephant, buffalo, and kob. We also took them on a boat ride on the beautiful Kazinga Channel. The students and their families regularly suffer livestock and crop losses from the park’s wildlife such as lions and elephants. So, it’s critically important for these children to be able to see wildlife under less threatening circumstances.

Thank you so much to the Disney Conservation Fund for providing the funding for this special day!


California fundraiser for Muhokya Community Education Center

Tonight, the Docents of the Oakland Zoo, in Oakland, California, held “Beer for Beasts” - a fundraiser for the future Community Education Center to be located in Muhokya.  More than 100 people from the San Francisco Bay Area community showed their support of our conservation work with the communities in Uganda by donating, attending the event, and buying raffle tickets.  Monica spent a few minutes at the beginning of the night sharing the story of the people and wildlife of Queen Elizabeth National Park.  The event was a huge success!  Now our efforts turn to working with the local community in Uganda!