Author: Uganda Biodiversity Fund

Partnerships strengthened at European Union Consortium Project meeting as Steering Committee is formed

The European Union (EU) Project Consortium comprising Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Nature Uganda (NU) and Ecological Christian Organisation (ECO) has set up a Steering Committee. The inaugural steering committee meeting held at UBF offices in Kampala brought together technical persons from the different sectors that the project represents. The project, “Restoring and conserving degraded fragile ecosystems…

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Turning the ‘Ides of March’ to Save Our Environment

Even with the predictions of the calamity of climate change, it is worth celebrating the month of March which commemorates some of the most significant environment days including Day of Action for Rivers, Solar Appreciation Day, International Day of Forests, World Planting Day, and World Water Day. The Uganda Water and Environment Week in March is also a significant intervention…

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NFA Receives Mobile Phones to Enhance Forest Protection and Law Enforcement Operations Using SMART Technology

KAMPALA, Uganda: On July 1, 2022, WCS presented smartphones to the National Forestry Authority (NFA) for use in Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART)-based law enforcement and forest protection. The donation was made in support of a project called “Restoring and conserving degraded fragile ecosystems for improved community livelihoods among refugee and host communities of West Nile Region and the Mid-Albertine Rift” with…

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EU awards €9.2 million for restoration of degraded Environmental and Natural Resources in the Refugee Hosting Districts of Uganda

Two consortia headed by Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF) and Save the Children have received funding from the European Union (EU) to lead in the project implementation of the “Response to Increased Environmental and Natural Resources Degradation in the Refugee Hosting Districts of Uganda” (RED). The EU € 9.2 million Grant was lauded by Hon. Beatrice Anywar, the state minister for Environment,…

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‘Our ED, it’s Not Goodbye, it’s See You later’

Everybody has a legacy. What do you want to leave behind you as you walk out that door? Juliet Kyokunda our Executive Director (still call her our) walked through the UBF doors for the last time as Executive Director but it still feels like she’s just up the staircase in her office! ‘ED’ as some referred to her although most…

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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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