The role of habituated wildlife in tourism development of Uganda: a case study of Uganda Wildlife Education Center

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Kampala International University.College Of Economics and Management
The research topic was on the role of habituated wildlife in tourism development of Uganda. The case study of the research was Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWLEC). The total percentage of the respondents was 60;- there were 10 Political leaders, 10 UWLEC officials, 10 tourists and 30 community members were involved in the study. The research involved both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods in which questionnaires and structured interview guides were used to get the data and data was collected edited, coded, and later tabulated and later analyzed in chapter four. The researcher found out that there are many types of animals being habituated in Uganda and these included; chimpanzees, gorillas, elephants, and L'Hoest's Monkey were the major types of animals being habituated in Uganda. The researcher also concludes that the on the economic benefits of habituated tourism in Uganda, it was revealed that; Greater diversification of economic activities, increased local employment, increased revenue, and increased income. On the dangers of habituated wildlife, the researcher concludes that death of humans, poor sanitation, destruction of crops, spread of vector-borne diseases, and environmental degradation are the remarkable dangers of habituated wildlife in Uganda.
Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Business and Management in partial fulfillment of the award of a bachelor degree in Hotel Management of Kampala International University
Habituated, Wildlife, Tourism, Development, Uganda