Udzungwa and Kilombero project database

Please visit the Resources page for a newly compiled and comprehensive database of research and conservation projects in the Udzungwa Mountains and Kilombero valley.
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The new Udzungwa Visitor Information Centre

Inaugurated in the spring of 2018, the Visitor Information Centre of the Udzungwa Mountains National Park offers a unique ‘preview’ of the park to local and international visitors.
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The Udzungwa Ecological Monitoring Centre (UEMC) is a field station of the Udzungwa Mountains National Park (UMNP), Tanzania, established in 2006 through a partnership between Italy’s MUSE - Science Museum (through its Tropical Biodiversity Section) and Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA). UEMC mission is to promote and facilitate biological research and monitoring and increase our knowledge of the outstanding biodiversity of the Udzungwa Mountains. UEMC also supports environmental education and, in general, efforts to increase people’s awareness and appreciation of the park.

Over the first ten years (2006 - 2016) of activity, UEMC has hosted over 300 researchers including 10 Ph.D. students, strengthened and sustained a primate monitoring programme that represents the longer-term data set on the status of biodiversity in selected forests of the area, conducted environmental education in several schools in the area, provided technical assistance to the park to boost ecological monitoring, conducted or facilitated training programmes, and facilitated a number of international research programmes.. Since 2017, through a new management phase that currently extends until 2021, TANAPA and MUSE were joined by the Natural History Museum of Denmark in the management of UEMC. Since 2019, moreover, MUSE is allied with the Department of Biology of the University of Florence, Italy, to boost its scientific efforts in the area.


Photo Credits:
Christina Gupfinger, Sabastiaan van der Hoek, Michele Menegon, Francesco Rovero, Nikolaj Scharff

Udzungwa Ecological Monitoring Centre | Udzungwa Mountains National Park | P.O. Box 99, Mang'ula - Tanzania (East-Africa)

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