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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 and conserving degraded fragile ecosystems…

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Turning the ‘Ides of March’ to Save Our Environment

Even with the predictions of the calamity of climate change, it is worth celebrating the month of March which commemorates some of the most significant environment days including Day of Action for Rivers, Solar Appreciation Day, International Day of Forests, World Planting Day, and World Water Day. The Uganda Water and Environment Week in March is also a significant intervention…

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NFA Receives Mobile Phones to Enhance Forest Protection and Law Enforcement Operations Using SMART Technology

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 West Nile Region and the Mid-Albertine Rift” with…

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EU awards €9.2 million for restoration of degraded Environmental and Natural Resources in the Refugee Hosting Districts of Uganda

Two consortia headed by Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF) and Save the Children have received funding from the European Union (EU) to lead in the project implementation of the “Response to Increased Environmental and Natural Resources Degradation in the Refugee Hosting Districts of Uganda” (RED). The EU € 9.2 million Grant was lauded by Hon. Beatrice Anywar, the state minister for Environment,…

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‘Our ED, it’s Not Goodbye, it’s See You later’

Everybody has a legacy. What do you want to leave behind you as you walk out that door? Juliet Kyokunda our Executive Director (still call her our) walked through the UBF doors for the last time as Executive Director but it still feels like she’s just up the staircase in her office! ‘ED’ as some referred to her although most…

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