Uganda has a high level of avian diversity, with more than 1,007 species recorded (of which 800 breed and 32 are globally threatened), and is one of the richest countries for birds in Africa in relation to its size.
NatureUganda (the operational name of the East Africa Natural History Society - Uganda Branch) was founded in 1909, but was inactive for many years due to Uganda's decades of civil wars and political instability. It was re-launched as NatureUganda around 1993.
The RSPB's aim in supporting NatureUganda is to build a strong, independent, indigenous bird conservation NGO and BirdLife International Partner, which is protecting the birds of Uganda and their habitats.
With RSPB support, which commenced in 1994, NatureUganda has grown to become the leading national conservation NGO with a wide variety of field projects operating throughout the country.