Efficacy of institutional framework in managing wild life trade in Uganda: Preliminary evidence

  • James Musinguzi, Mbarara University of Science and Technology
  • Benon C Basheka, Uganda Technology and Management University
  • Epiphany Odubaker Picho Muni University
Keywords: Wildlife, broken windows theory, Institutional framework, Wildlife products, poaching and Wildlife crimes

Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this paper is to report preliminary evidence on evaluating the efficacy of the institutional framework in the management of trade in wildlife products in Uganda.

Methodology: The study adopted a descriptive cross sectional survey design. Analysis was done thematically and content for qualitative (interview) data and archival data respectfully; and also SPSS for quantitative data analysis from a sample 169 subjects. The hypotheses were tested using hierarchical regression.

Findings: The institutional framework for managing wildlife trade in Uganda is weak. The study also found that efficacious institutional framework and management tools of planning and control have a predictive force.

Originality/Value: This paper answers the pertinent question of whether the management of wildlife in Uganda in the propensity to use and patronize wildlife trade is efficacious. The paper provides the initial evidence of the application of institutional and broken windows theories as relevant frameworks for understanding management of wildlife trade.

Published
2018-12-23