Category: News

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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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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Covid-19, Locusts and Heavy Rains. Earth Day demands Action for Biodiversity Conservation

On Wednesday 22nd April the world will commemorate the Earth Day while facing one of the biggest challenges of our time. It all started with the unexpected heavy rains. As we were still getting accustomed to this then came the locusts threatening to eat all our crops and unleash famine. Slow forward and we now have a Covid-19 disease outbreak…

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Arthur mugisha delivers a talk

Dr. Arthur Mugisha, the Chairperson Board of Trustees will be traveling to Honolulu, Hawaii, USA to attend the IUCN World Conservation Congress and make a presentation at Conservation Finance Alliance Workshop on 2nd September 2016. The presentation will focus on how the UBF hopes to manage compensation payments as a way to support conservation and develop long term financing for biodiversity…

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Board of Trustees Induction Retreat

WCS organized the inaugural induction retreat for 3 days for the new Board of Trustees from 24th-27th May 2016 to introduce foundational principles of governing the UBF and to bring the Trustees together for the first time. The retreat covered essential aspects of UBF governance including understanding the background of UBF, understanding the Trust Deed, case studies of other Trust…

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Uganda Biodiversity Fund creates its brand

The journey to create the brand for the new Trust Fund has been completed. The Official Brand Name is Uganda Biodiversity Fund. This will be accompanied by the slogan “For Now & the Future”. The Trustees preferred this tagline because it is short and precise and speaks to the need to have present and future actions. The Logo is conceived…

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