During the months of March and April, 2016. We received 36 community calls, requesting UWEC to intervene in; problem animals, stray or animals they deemed dangerous to the communities.
Due to distance and resource constraints we managed to respond in time to some cases and where we deemed necessary gave advise on how communities could live harmoniously with wildlife, including reducing on rates of encroachment on their habitats.
The following animals have now become our residents, pending release back to the wild;
4 Snakes (1 African Rock Python, 2 Gabon Viper, 1 forest Cobra)
2 Birds (crown crested crane and Marabou stork)
1 Velvet monkey, rescued in a garage in Mengo, Kampala.
At the garage, the mechanics told us that they had held the the velvet monkey for close to two years. They could serve him with beer, sugar cane, cigarettes etc and he had become their “darling”, although confined on a rope at the mercy of sun, rain and anybody who cared to give him some food remains!
In all our rescues, we managed to engage communities on how they could peacefully coexist with wildlife.
It is our hope that you to can support us to in ensuring that the few wildlife left is conserved for our children.