Dr. James Watuwa
Dr. James Watuwa is a wildlife veterinarian who grew up in Uganda. He holds a Masters Degree in Wildlife Health Management and Conservation of Makerere University Uganda.
He works as a zoo veterinarian for the Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (Entebbe -Zoo) helping to diagnose, treat, and medicate all zoo animals suffering from disease and injury, and also served as wildlife Veterinarian at Conservation Through Public Health in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where he worked with endangered mountain gorillas.
In his role, he contributed to the gorilla and other wildlife health monitoring, disease surveillance studies, setting up veterinary programs and developing a policy framework for wildlife conservation to support the timely and efficient delivery of veterinary services.
Dr. Watuwa was involved in leading the mountain gorilla census working with the governments of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Dr. Watuwa has been nominated as a representative for the African chapter on the Association for Tropical Biology Conservation for 2019/2020. He is the founder and chief executive officer of Elgon Wildlife Conservation Organization (www.elgonwildlifeconservation.org) which promotes biodiversity and wildlife conservation through community engagement, recognizing the importance of engaging people in protecting wildlife, while supporting sustainable development using a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach both of which are critical for the conservation of wildlife.
Dr. Watuwa is also dedicated to the conservation of all reptiles and amphibian diversity in Uganda.