Major Allocated Areas for Wildlife

The following are the major allocated areas for wildlife in Uganda;

National park is an area gazetted for the preservation of wild animals (fauna) and vegetation (flora) for public pleasure as well as for scientific and historical significance and covering a total area of 11,023 km2. These are Murchison falls national park (Kabalega) in Masindi, Amuru and Buliisa; Queen Elizabeth national park in Kasese and Bushenyi; Mt. Rwenzori forest national park in Kasese; Semliki forest national park in Bundibugyo; Simplified Physical, Economic and Human Geography P250/3 Notes.

Kidepo national park in Kaabong; Mt. Elgon national park in Mbale, Sironko, Manafwa, Bududa and Kapchorwa; Kibaale national park in Kabarole and Kamwenge; Lake Mburo national park in Kiruhura; Mgahinga national park in Kisoro; Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in Kanungu; etc.

Wildlife reserve is an area of wild life put aside for future expansion into a national park, administration and research and they cover about a total area of 9,282 km2. These are Toro game reserve in Bundibuygo, Bokora corridor game reserve in Moroto, Kigezi game reserve in Bushenyi and Rukungiri, Katonga game reserve in Kyenjojo and Kamwenge, Kyambura game reserve in Bushenyi, Pian -Upe game reserve in Nakapiripirit, Kibaale forest corridor in Kamwenge, Karuma game reserve in Masindi, Matheniko game reserve in Moroto, Kitagati game reserve in Bushenyi, Kikagata game reserve in Ntungamo, Ajai game reserve in Arua, Bugungu game reserve in Buliisa, Semliki game reserve in Bundibugyo, etc.

Community wildlife area is a place where animals are kept for public viewing and hunting is allowed by special permits from the authorities and they cover a total area of about 35,143 km2. These are Katonga in Kyenjojo, East Madi in Moyo, West Madi in Yumbe, Sebei in Kapchorwa, Semliki in Bundibugyo, South Karamoja in Nakapiripirit, North Karamoja in Moroto, Buhaka in Hoima, Napak in Moroto, etc.

Wildlife sanctuary is an area gazetted by the state in order to preserve, conserve and protect animals and birds as well as plants which are nearing depletion or extinction and they cover a total area of about 966 km2 such as White Rhinos in Mountain Kei in Yumbe and Otze forests in Moyo (West Nile) and Chimpanzees and Mountain gorillas on Ngamba Island in L.Victoria in Mukono, Mount Mgahinga in Kisoro and in Bwindi impenetrable forests in Kanungu and other sanctuaries are Entebbe, Jinja, Malaba, Kazinga and Zoko forest.

Wildlife ranches mainly for white rhinos such as Ziwa Rhino ranch in Nakasongola.