The Uganda Carnivore Program (UCP) is a multi-disciplinary organization, devoted to the research and conservation of Uganda’s large carnivores—lions, leopards, and hyenas. Our work is primarily carried out in Queen Elizabeth National Park and the greater Queen Elizabeth Conservation Area, though we are sometimes called upon to assist in other protected areas in Uganda, including Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, and Lake Mburo National Park.
Ways you can help
Predator populations have rapidly declined.
We are working hard to save them.
Through research, radio collaring, monitoring, and community engagement, UCP works to mitigate human-lion conflict in Queen Elizabeth National Park and the surrounding conservation area to protect the park’s resident lion
Hyenas are commonly seen in the Kasenyi area of northern Queen Elizabeth National Park. UCP works to ensure that hyenas remain an integral part of the ecology and biodiversity of the Kasenyi plains and the greater Queen Elizabeth Conservation Area.
UCP engages in livestock enclosure improvement, education, and other community conservation and sustainable livelihood programs such as Leopard Village to protect livestock and leopards in and around Queen Elizabeth National Park.