From its inception in 2014, Natural Resource Conservation Network (NRCN) has quickly gained a reputation for its effective model for investigating and fighting wildlife crime in Uganda. 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. NRCN was founded by Vincent Opyene, who is a Wildlife Crime Investigator and specialized wildlife crime Public Prosecutor.
Uganda is the only East African country that is a member of the EAGLE Network, and is represented in EAGLE by NRCN.
EJF Philanthropies supplemented NRCN’s start-up funding from the Wildlife Without Borders program of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service wand has continued to support NRCN with funding for general support.
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