Uganda

We are currently working on a number of projects in Uganda, mainly in protected areas from the Western part of the country, in the rich biodiversity tropical forests and savannas of the Albertine Rift: Bwindi-Mgahinga, Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls Conservation Areas, and Budongo Forest Reserve. These projects include the study of Brucellosis and other shared diseases between domestic animals and wildlife such as Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), Tuberculosis and several others.

Lion in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Construction of the first five safe kraals for cattle in Nyakatonzi and Kasenyi villages in Queen El
Ankole cattle around Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Furthermore, we are investigating the critically important antimicrobial resistance at the human-domestic animal-wildlife interface and the illegal trade of bushmeat. We also participate, together with Daktari NGO, Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and local communities, on a conservation project to reduce the conflicts with lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park, where attacks to livestock are frequent and in turn lions are poisoned in retaliation for killing villagers and cattle.

Meeting with local leaders to explain the antimicrobial resistance project around Mgahinga National Park.
Collecting water for the study of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at the human-domestic animal-human interface in Murchison Falls National Park.
Chimpanzee in Budongo Forest Reserve