Category: Stories

WOMEN AT THE HEART OF CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” This profound statement made by the former first lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, is a good reminder that women are key for the development of any nation. The International Women’s Day,…

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A Day to Celebrate Biological Diversity

Celebrated annually on May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity commonly termed the World Biodiversity Day. This year as is the practice, UBF held the event which was co-hosted with National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU). The theme “We Are Part of the Solution”, encouraged collaboration by stakeholders across sectors, not only from…

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EU awards €4.6 million to conservation projects to restore Uganda’s biodiversity

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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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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Juliet Kyokunda, the Executive Director of Uganda Biodiversity Fund, conveyed her gratitude to USAID, and commitment to growing the conservation trust in line with the development of the country, indicating that development of the country required all sectors to work cohesively for the funding gap to be narrowed. She said yearly for conservation, Uganda needs $445m (Ush1.6 trillion) but the…

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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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