Author: Faith Kinani

Forests are the Lifeline of Terrestrial Nature

Today, March 21st, Uganda Biodiversity Fund, joins the global community to celebrate International Day of Forests 2021, with the day’s theme “Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being”. As a species, humanity hinges on forests more than we may acknowledge, as our survival and wellbeing depends on forest conservation and restoration. As we recover from the global pandemic, combat…

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There is No Place Like (Our Planet) Home!

There are more trees on earth than there are stars in the sky. Three trillion trees! That is a staggering number of trees on earth! Trees and forest are sacred, if you think they are not, try and hold your breath for a minute. Standing beneath the trees in a forest enlightens a moral energy and provides a magical feeling,…

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$2.5 M Awarded to Uganda Under USAID’s Uganda Biodiversity Fund Activity

Uganda Biodiversity Trust Fund (UBTF) with funding awarded by USAID has begun implementation of USAID’s Uganda Biodiversity Fund Activity worth $2.5m (Ush9.2 billion). The five-year program from 2020 to 2024 focusing on sustainability of biodiversity conservation and natural resource management at national level, will be largely executed by community organizations, private sector enterprises and government agencies. The main objectives of…

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Chimpanzee Conservation within the Community: This is Prime(ate) Property!

It is fourteen years since Bulindi Chimpanzee and Community Project (BCCP) first conducted research on the primate communities in the Budongo-Bugoma Forest corridor in Hoima District. This informed on the level to which cutting of trees to open land for agriculture was taking a toll on the wildlife in the forests of Uganda. With human invasion of the forests the…

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