Ecology of sitatunga in Uganda

Trophy hunting, while a controversial issue in the developed world, is an important management strategy by wildlife management agencies across the equator. Due to negative public opinions, trophy hunting outfitters are under increased scrutiny to demonstrate that hunting has no detrimental effects on animal populations. To this end, we are embarking upon research into the size and extent of the sitatunga population on the Mayanja River in Uganda, which is part of the hunting concession managed by Uganda Wildlife Safaris. The results of this study will support the continuation of sitatunga hunting in central Uganda, and provide critical information about the proportion of the population that can be safely harvested.

Camille Warbington
Faculty Supervisor: 
Mark Boyce
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Uganda Wildlife Safaris