UEMC has been established in 2006 as a facility of the Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Tanzania, through a partnership between the Tanzanian National Parks (TANAPA) and Italy’s Trento Science Museum (MUSE). It is a field station dedicated to promoting ecological monitoring and environmental education, and a centre for accommodating researchers and students.
The aim of the UEMC is to promote and facilitate biological research and monitoring of the area to increase our understanding of the Udzungwa Mountains. This information will be utilize to develop more effective conservation management and community education plans to improve long-term conservation of the National Park and surrounding protected areas.

UEMC is managed by MUSE in partnership with TANAPA, as regulated by a formal agreement. An advisory committee, formed by representatives of Universities, research and conservation bodies, provides technical and strategic advisory.

Specific aims of UEMC include:

  • providing accommodation and research resources to visiting scientists
  • delivering technical advice to the Udzungwa Mountains National Park’s Ecology department for implementing scientifically rigorous ecological monitoring
  • implementing monitoring programmes
  • organizing training courses for rangers, park ecologists and university students
  • promoting school education programmes and awareness raising on biodiversity conservation for local communities
  • networking with other monitoring initiatives and biological field stations elsewhere in Tanzania and the tropics to standardize monitoring protocols and exchange data and information

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

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