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Years of Journey

History

1900s

In Uganda, the EANHS activities continued till the inset of political turmoil in the 1970s. Majority of the society members fled into exile and thus the society activities were halted

Mid 1900s

The then mainly colonial administrators and other professionals used to collect specimens from the wild during their expeditions and deposited them into a collection centre, which later grew to become the present National Museums of Kenya.

1970s

In Uganda, the EANHS activities continued till the inset of political turmoil in the 1970s. Majority of the society members fled into exile and thus the society activities were halted. When the NRM government took power in 1986, conditions were very conducive to rejuvenate the society activities in Uganda. A few of the surviving members, mainly lecturers at Makerere university, came together in the early 1990s and restarted the EANHS-Uganda branch with a few activities mainly bird watching and nature walks.

1980s

When the NRM government took power in 1986, conditions were very conducive to rejuvenate the society activities in Uganda. A few of the surviving members, mainly lecturers at Makerere university, came together in the early 1990s and restarted the EANHS-Uganda branch with a few activities mainly bird watching and nature walks.

1990s

In response to this and also to streamline operations, the Society was registered as a non-profit independent national organization in 1995 with an operational name: NatureUganda - The East Africa Natural History society branch in Uganda. During the same period, NU joined the BirdLife International partnership and became the BirdLife partner in Uganda.

OUR CORE VALUES

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In all NatureUganda’s work, people are considered central in execution of tasks and benefit that accrue. This promotes sustainable and equitable use of natural resources.

 

The society is governed by the supreme decision making body, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) that elects an Executive Committee from members who oversee the implementation of the organization’s programmes. The Executive Committee, in a transparent manner with equal opportunity to all, recruits secretariat staff headed by the Executive Director to run the day-to-day activities of the organization. The society accounts are audited annually by independent national and internationally recognized audit firms.

Membership is NatureUganda’s constituency where conservation, research and information dissemination is done by, for and on behalf of the members.

Inspired by the original purpose of the society to document natural history of East Africa, the institutions’ work is hinged on scientific information generated through well laid down research and monitoring programmes.

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