COOMING SOON: Udzungwa Visitor Information Centre

At the end of 2017, a Visitor Information Centre for the Udzungwa Mountains National Park will be inaugurated.
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UDZUNGWA ECOLOGICAL MONITORING CENTRE (UEMC)

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, UEMC management has been shifted to TANAPA through a new partnership agreement (2017-2021) whereby MUSE and the Natural History Museum of Denmark became partners to continue funding and supporting UEMC.

 

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

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

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