Who We Are
Natural Resource Conservation Network is dedicated to conserving fauna and flora in Uganda. Our mission is to combat nature related crime to protect ecological systems for the benefit of current and future generations. We are a new generation NGO incorporated in 2013 following the CITES meeting in Bangkok that put Uganda among the gang of eight countries at the heart of an unprecedented surge in African elephant killing.
Having signed a 10-year memorandum of understanding with the Uganda Wildlife Authority, we are committed to conserving wildlife and addressing the challenges of illegal trade in wildlife products.
To help ensure that we deliver on our mission and our vision “To be leaders in strengthening Society’s response to crime”, we have created core values that we apply to everything we do.
- We believe that teamwork ensures our success, therefore we ensure unity and professionalism in the workplace and encourage creativity and innovation.
- We believe in honesty, integrity, and sincerity therefore we vet all our personnel and partners and shun corruption at all levels.
- We believe that uncontrolled illegal wildlife trade can lead to extinction therefore we work as a team to fight the vice.
- We believe in the wellbeing of team and collaborators therefore we ensure robust security protocols, equipment, training, and risk management.
- We are passionate about what we do, and we drive that passion through training, mentoring, and engagement with the natural world and celebration of our results.
- We believe that transparency and accountability is important in our field, therefore we ensure that our systems are compliant and openly auditable.
At NRCN we collaborate with wildlife conservation partners, local and national authorities, and external stakeholders to ensure that wildlife crime is punished. As part of this we work to achieve the following objectives.
- To use professional knowledge of the network members to conserve wildlife.
- To initiate investigation and support prosecution of wildlife crime.
- To promote awareness of wildlife laws and policy.
- To render legal support to wildlife conservation authorities and courts
- To engage in conflict resolution and peace building in the wildlife and natural resources sector in Uganda
- To organise talk shows and public debates on conservation of wildlife
- To build capacity of courts to expeditiously dispose off wildlife cases.
- To train police officers and other law enforcement agents in the wildlife sector on effective enforcement of wildlife laws.
- To develop wildlife crime reference materials for courts