Natural Resource Conservation Network (NRCN) is a network of professionals who are using their training to ensure timely investigation, prosecution and reporting of wildlife crime in Uganda in order to reduce on incidences of wildlife poaching and promote conservation of wildlife. Wildlife is the second foreign currency earner for the people of Uganda. The network will help in the building of law enforcement networks among the members of the legal, media and the investigation fraternity in Uganda. The network will work with Uganda Wildlife Authority, Judiciary, Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Police and other non governmental organizations in their wildlife conservation initiatives. The networks will beside, working with the said partners supervise their wildlife crime investigation, prosecution and reporting to ensure that it directly influence positively on conservation of wildlife in Uganda.
Natural Resource Conservation Network (NRCN) is a new generation NGO incorporated in Uganda in 2013 and have signed 10 years memorandum of understanding with Uganda wildlife Authority a statutory body mandated to conserve wildlife in Uganda to address the challenges of illegal trade in wildlife products. NRCN also have in house advocates / lawyers licensed by Director of public prosecution Uganda to privately prosecute wildlife crime.
When the CITES meeting in Bangkok put Uganda (the pearl of Africa) among the gang of eight countries at the heart of an unprecedented surge in African elephant killing, NRCN founder member then resolved to do something to save the image of Uganda. This resulted to the incorporation of NRCN. In order to address the challenges of illegal trade in wildlife products in Uganda NRCN then agreed with Last Great Ape organization (LAGA) to replicate LAGA law en