The dwindling population of Uganda’s big cats can be recovered if the country prioritizes effective conservation and management of their habitats and wild prey, experts have said.
These are also calling for a holistic approach to sensitize people about ecological roles of different wildlife, as well as create a forum to engage and continuously share the challenges and remedies.
At a public lecture in Kampala, James Musinguzi, the Executive Director Uganda Wildlife Education Center said that for big cats to multiply in number, government has to also come out with financial support for experts to come up with evidence based recommendations.”
Big cats are iconic species that constitute part of Uganda’s natural and ecological heritage.
Currently big cats such as lions, leopards and cheetahs contribute to the total number of both local and international tourists who visit the Uganda National Parks.