Ukutula Conservation Center (UCC) & Biobank
The Ukutula Conservation Center is the result of the visionary efforts of owners, Willi & Jill Jacobs. The planning of the UCC started shortly after they bought the farm in 2006, with numerous professional mammal research studies already completed by various scientific research institutions and professionals over the past few years.
The UCC aims to establish itself as a world-class research and Conservation facility, specializing in Wildlife Research and Predator Conservation. Presently the UCC is in the process of being equipped with a state of the art Genetic Bio-Bank for endangered wildlife.
UCC are 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 and 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 – for more detail CLICK HERE and to view some of our research publications, CLICK HERESince their inception in 2006, Ukutula Reserve has supported and applied the IUCN’s One-Plan-Approach (OPA) to species conservation and animal breeding principals where animal breeding is considered an important part of conservation management as stipulated in terms of the Convention of Biodiversity held in 1994.
Willi & Gill Jacobs
Ukutula is Registered as:
- Wildlife Breeding Facility
- Wildlife Trading Facility
- Animal Rescue Centre
- Rhino Orphanage
- Animal Exhibition Facility