Category: Stories

UBF staff brush up on skills in conservation financing

It was five days of engaging and learning sessions leading to a renewed perspective on conservation financing. The staff and Board of Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF) joined Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) in a combined training to generate diversified means of fundraising for the organization to grow and attain a high level of financial standing. The…

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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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She intimated that there must be a formidable reaction to the state of conservation for change to take place. “We need to get angry, agitated and passionate about environmental degradation if this programme is to bear fruit” Anywar said. The launch was also attended by LCV, the RDCs, the CAO, the technical staff of the beneficiary districts and the national…

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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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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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Remembering Uganda’s fallen Rangers

Every year, Uganda Wildlife Authority, organizes a Wildlife Marathon ahead of the UN World Wildlife Day celebrations held on March 3rd. This year’s theme for the marathon was “Harmonious living between wildlife and people with a focus on raising money for children of fallen rangers. In Uganda, according to Uganda Wildlife Authority Deputy Director of Conservation Charles Tumwesigye, “about 25…

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