Author: Uganda Biodiversity Fund

Conserving Chimpanzees on Community Land

Human ability to exploit nature for livelihood is one of the key causes of biodiversity degradation. In Uganda natural forests used by the chimpanzees is under immense pressure. To address this, the Uganda Biodiversity Fund sub granted The Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project (BCCP) to implement the Habitat Restoration and Alternative Livelihoods project. The aim of the intervention was to…

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Promoting Co-existence between Humans and Plant Diversity

In the serene catchment of Kibale forest reserve in Kamwenge District a battle between Humans and Plants has been taking place for decades. Interactions like these with humans competing with wildlife for food and resources have led to extinction and reduction of numerous species resulting, uncountable human deaths, and national economic losses. With this stark reality, African Volunteers Association (AVA)…

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Covid-19: A reminder of the threat posed by biodiversity Degradation

Globally, around 25 percent of all animal and plant species are threatened with extinction largely due to loss of habitat. This is consistent with Uganda’s biodiversity degradation trend. The loss of animal habitat is resulting in crowding of animal species and increasing human-animal contact, posing a major disease threat to humans. Research increasingly shows that outbreaks of animal-borne and other…

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Biodiversity Conservation the Future of Our Food

As we commemorate World Bee Day its pertinent to note that the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic government lockdown has given us the much-needed respite to Wildlife especially in Urban and peri-urban areas. At this time of the year, the wild bee is visiting the bright colored flowers. Bees are critical in the production of what we eat. Pollination is one of…

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What can I do to engage in Biodiversity and climate conservation despite the current Covid-19 lockdown?

As we count down to Earth Day on Wednesday 22nd April 2020, Uganda Biodiversity Fund is calling upon you to engage in the activity (s) that contribute to Climate and Biodiversity conservation. Despite the current Covid-19 lockdown that calls upon us to stay at home so as to minimize the risk of contracting and spreading the disease we should not…

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Covid-19, Locusts and Heavy Rains. Earth Day demands Action for Biodiversity Conservation

On Wednesday 22nd April the world will commemorate the Earth Day while facing one of the biggest challenges of our time. It all started with the unexpected heavy rains. As we were still getting accustomed to this then came the locusts threatening to eat all our crops and unleash famine. Slow forward and we now have a Covid-19 disease outbreak…

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Fighting for Biodiversity in Uganda

The Fight for Biodiversity in Uganda is one that has attracted a great number of people including us and the government of Uganda. Our major aim is to promote the conservation and sustainable use of the country’s natural resources and protect the vital ecosystem services provided by biodiversity for sustainable development, wealth creation, job creation and improvement of live hoods…

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Why Uganda should ban Plastic bags

Plastic bags have turned out to be the most used for grocery shopping by many Ugandans and one of the major reasons is because of the fact that they are cheap and easy to access although the convenience of using plastic bags comes at a very high cost to the environment of Uganda. Our neighboring countries like Rwanda, Kenya, and…

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Kyokunda, ED Uganda Biodiversity Fund welcomes Rotarians into the conservation world

The Executive Director of the Uganda Biodiversity Fund Juliet Kyokunda urged the Rotary Mission Green members to join them in the conservation of Uganda’s Biodiversity. She also expressed her appreciation for their new partnership with the Rotarians in the conservation world. “We are happy to partner with the Rotary Mission Green members in the conservation world since they will join…

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UBF Partners with Rotary Mission Green to raise funds for the Endowment fund.

As its core mandate, Uganda Biodiversity Trust Fund (UBTF) in partnership with Rotary Mission Green (a program of Rotary Uganda) and funding support from USAID Uganda raised 100 Million (A hundred Million) in pledges during its inaugural ‘Friends of the Environment’ Breakfast Fundraiser held at Sheraton Kampala Hotel on Tuesday, September 24th, 2019.  The joint ‘Friends of the Environment’ campaign…

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