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UBF marks 7 years, Launches the Women in Conservation Forum and awards Top Conservation Journalists

On 11th August 2023, UBF celebrated its seventh anniversary. The high-level event was attended by among others the Minister of Water and Environment Hon. Beatrice Anywar – also representing Uganda’s Vice President, EU Delegation in Uganda’s Head of Cooperation Ms. Caroline Adriaesen, USAID Mission in Uganda’s Deputy Mission Director Daniele Nyirandutiye, parliamentarians, government of Uganda […]
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Going Green with the Royals; MoU with UBF and Buganda Kingdom

Uganda Biodiversity Trust Fund (UBF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Buganda Kingdom to collaborate on environmental management and biodiversity conservation initiatives in Buganda, and to engage in cooperative fundraising activities for the mutual benefits of both organisations. The Buganda Kingdom is represented in such matters by the Buganda Investment and Commercial Undertaking Ltd […]
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UBF Celebrates 6th Anniversary, Launches Strategic Plan

Kampala, Uganda: The Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF) celebrated its 6th anniversary on August 11th, 2022, with the day commemorated at the Sheraton Kampala hotel. The lively event comprised the launch of the UBF Strategic Plan 2022-2026, and the UBF Green Awards for the Top Conservation Journalist. The event was attended by officials from the Ministry […]
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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 […]
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NFA Receives Mobile Phones to Enhance Forest Protection and Law Enforcement

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 […]
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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 […]
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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 the 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 […]
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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 well-being depend on forest conservation and restoration. As we recover […]
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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 forests are sacred, if you think they are not, try and hold your breath for a minute. Standing beneath the trees in a forest enlightens moral energy and […]
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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 the sustainability of biodiversity conservation and natural resource management at the national level, will be largely executed by community organizations, private sector enterprises, […]
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