UEMC 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. These information are utilized 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 jointly managed by TANAPA and an alliance between MUSE-Science Museum and the Natural History Museum of Denmark, as regulated by a formal agreement. Since 2019, the University of Florence has joined MUSE in the management of UEMC.

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
  • documenting biodiversity
  • 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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