Ukutula Conservation Center (UCC)
he new Ukutula Conservation Center is a world-class research and Conservation facility, specializing in Genetic Mammal Research and Predator Conservation. The UCC also includes a state of the art and first of its kind, Genetic Bio-Bank. The UCC is managed and operated by a group of highly qualified, skilled and experienced professionals, dedicated to wildlife conservation and the preservation of Bio- and Genetic Diversity. All animal procedures at UCC are conducted with full veterinarian support and assistance, treating ALL animals with respect, dignity & compassion.
Research and conservation projects at the UCC are managed by the UCC and its research partners and associates on a highly sustainable basis to ensure the long-term conservation and scientific research contribution by the UCC.
CONSERVATION through Sustainable Eco-Tourism, Research and Education – Sharing the Wonders of Wildlife to inspire Conservation, Research, Education and a Wildlife Ethic!
WHY a Conservation and Research Center …
Globally ALL large mammal numbers have decrease at a shocking rate over the last 200 years (90 – 98%) – mainly due to direct and indirect destructive human actions!
In fact, lion populations throughout much of Africa are heading towards extinction more rapidly than previously thought, decreasing from 1,2 million (1800) to less than 25 000 (2016). As an apex African predator, this drastic decline in lion numbers, highlights a much wider global conservation crisis … read more