The East Africa Natural History Society
Interest in Forestry: peripheral
Nature Uganda is the operational name of the East Africa Natural History Society (EANHS) in Uganda. EANHS is the oldest conservation NGO in East Africa.
It was set up in 1909 as a scientific Organization with the aim of documenting the diversity of wildlife in East Africa. A group of nature enthusiasts came together to form a forum for sharing experiences and knowledge about the natural history of East Africa, most of whom were hunters.
Over the past years, the activities of NatureUganda have diversified and today main activities include; identification of areas important for conservation, biodiversity research, monitoring and development of appropriate action plans management of species, sites and habitats. We work with all stakeholders such as local communities in the implementation of these plans.
The overall goal of NatureUganda is to contribute to biodiversity conservation and sustainable natural resource management.
NatureUganda's mission statement; To promote the understanding, appreciation and conservation of nature. In pursuit of the mission, NatureUganda strives to; create a nature friendly public, enhance the knowledge of Uganda's natural history, advocate for policies favourable to the environment and take action to conserve priority species, sites and habitats for the benefit of people