The Indian community has been donating food and non- food items to the centre that made losses of about shillings 2 billion when it was closed. The centre was closed for 5 month due to COVID-9 concerns.
Francis William Ruhimirwa, the Education Officer in Charge of Community programs at Uganda Wildlife Education Center, says some of the clubs are involved in the thematic areas of wetland conservation, Giraffe Conservation, Elephant Conservation and Shoe Bill Conservation amongst others.
Last year, UWEC applied to be accredited, an elevation that would enable the centre to engage in wildlife education research and documentation. The centre will also host a centre of excellence where other zoos can come and learn and share experiences.
UWEC developed a shoebill management plan which was submitted to African Association of Zoos and Aquarium. In the management plan, the center sought to engage in research, coordination, breeding, conservation and management of the shoebill. UWEC has now been officially accepted to take on the mandate.
Conference papers for the 5-day meeting were sought in the thematic areas focusing on Animal husbandry advances, Conservation, Reducing carbon footprint (going green), Veterinary and research advances and dealing with poaching problems. But Ugandan organizations had remained reluctant through the first and second deadlines that passed on 21st February and 31st March respectively.