Category: Plant

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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