The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has supported the development of wildlife-based conservancies across Africa. Given Uganda did not have conservancies, in 2014, AWF proposed the concepts of conservancies to the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) as a means of expanding habitat protection, diversifying tourism experiences, and engaging landowners and communities directly in wildlife conservation through conservancies. UWA was very supportive of the idea and as a result, AWF initiated in partnership with UWA the piloting of three conservancies in landscapes surrounding Lake Mburo National Park (LMNP), Murchison Falls National Park (MFNP), and Kidepo Valley National Park (KVNP). The development of wildlife conservancies in Africa takes careful planning, deep engagement with communities, c

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