UWEC’s Platinum Jubilee: Celebrating Conservation Education

The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) was formed in 1994 as a trust to revive the neglected Entebbe Zoo and provide leadership in educating Ugandans about the benefits of conserving the country’s biodiversity.

Currently, UWEC undertakes several conservation initiatives in Uganda including wildlife rescue and rehabilitation; fully fledged veterinary hospital services; and captive breeding of endangered species of the area.

Going beyond these hands-on roles, UWEC furthermore contributes to scientific research and is committed to develop education programmes for the general public, with particular emphasis on instilling a conversation ethic and engaging young people.

While celebrating it’s 70 years of existence, a buffet of activities have been carried out to mark the milestone. Starting with the animal health camp for dogs and cats of the surrounding neighbours of Entebbe municipality and Katabi town council that took place on 10th November at the Mayor’s garden.

UWEC also made a successful exhibition exercise that took 3 days attracting over 3000 revelers and many exhibitors mainly Ugandans.

During the exhibition, the Indian Community in Uganda also went through with a donation worth UGX 10 million. The donated items included milk, select fruits and food stuff for the animals.

The donation is a continuation of support towards animal welfare by the Indian Community.

According to Kirti Shah who is the chairperson of Shree Sthanakvasi Jain Sangh Uganda, it was necessary to kick off celebrations by offering something that is valuable to humanity and animals as well.

While receiving the donation, Phillip Katabulawo on behalf of the UWEC Executive Director James Musinguzi, appreciated the Indian community for their unwavering commitment toward the Centre.

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