LA FIERTÉ DE LA COUVERTURE DE FORÊT:

La foresterie est un secteur critique /composante de l’environnement qui favorise non seulement la biodiversité conservation mais grandement prend en charge la subsistance des populations pauvres ou riches. Il fournit substance marchandises comme le bois de chauffage, du miel, du fourrage, des champignons, des médicaments, des fruits comestibles, feuilles, bois, d’art et d’artisanat, entre autres, ainsi qu’à des avantages indirects de l’eau hangars protection, des habitats à de nombreuses espèces animales et végétales et Micro-organismes d’une grande valeur écologique, les terres de sociaux et sites spirituels.

De plus en plus l’inégalité économique, les demandes sur les forêts et les arbres sont la sensibilisation, avec environ (1,2 milliards) les gens du monde entier s’appuyant sur les ressources forestières pour leur subsistance. Ressources forestières contribuent directement aux moyens de subsistance et peuvent compléter d’autres éléments essentiels de la réduction de la pauvreté grâce à l’éducation, à la production alimentaire et les soins de santé primaires.

Toutefois, de nombreuses personnes hésitent à procéder à la conservation des forêts qui embrasse utilisation durable des forêts naturelles et plantées et elles ne sont pas non plus prêts à embrasser l’agroforesterie pratiques qui diversifie les entreprises, le revenu des gens, ainsi que la conservation de l’environnement, en se basant sur des arguments que les arbres ont une longue période de gestation et nécessite une large zone.

Par conséquent, Les gouvernements devraient toujours examiner la croissance économique aux côtés a conservation des ressources environnementales comme des forêts, garantir l’indépendance des actions des organes respectifs comme National La foresterie autorité, l’Uganda Wildlife Authority, zones humides, département des organisations non gouvernementales, ainsi que des approches dans la prise de décision , approche multisectorielle de la politique Mise en oeuvre, à la traduction des lois sur la foresterie et les politiques dans les langues locales, la recherche durable sur l’homme vivant et la stricte mise en oeuvre et le suivi des lois.

Écrit par Paul Siira, traduction/modifications par Aine Anne, UWS

THE PRIDE OF FOREST COVER

Forestry is a critical sector /component of the Environment that not only promotes Biodiversity conservation but greatly supports people’s livelihoods whether poor or rich. It provides substance goods like wood fuel, honey, fodder, mushrooms, medicines, fruits, edible leaves, timber, art and craft, among others as well as indirect benefits of water sheds protection, habitats to many plants and animal species plus Micro-organisms of great ecological value, land for social and spiritual sites.

With the increasing economic inequality, demands on forests and trees are raising, with about (1.2billion) people all over the world relying on forest resources for their livelihood. Forest resources contribute directly to livelihoods and can complement other key components of poverty reduction through Education, food production and primary health care. Therefore, Forests and trees play an important role in the struggle to reduce poverty, so Initiatives on sustainable local forests management, as part of rural development and sustainable livelihood strategies, can support good governance and increase benefits to the poor. The challenge now is to turn this potential into reality.

However, many people are reluctant to carry on forest conservation that embraces sustainable use of existing natural and planted forests and nor are they willing to embrace Agro forestry practices  that diversifies Enterprises, people’s income as well as conserving the Environment, basing on arguments that Trees have a long gestation period and requires a wider area. With clear Tenure rights, local people can protect forests from outside encroachment, rise their local food and forest security and enter into business contracts. This can be supported by the adoption of mechanisms for devolving forest rights to poor communities (like in India and Tanzania), ownership/control of village forest reserves by local and rural communities (like in Ghana and Tanzania), conditional handover of forest resources consonant with Government policy (like in Nepal, Philippines), all varying in security they offer to poor but act as stepping stone to poverty reduction, sense of ownership and hence conservation.

Therefore, Governments should always consider Economic growth alongside conservation of Environmental resources like forests, ensure independent actions of respective bodies like National forestry Authority, Uganda Wildlife Authority, Wetlands department, related Non Governmental Organizations, as well as participatory approaches in decision making , multisectoral approach in policy implementation, translation of forestry laws and policies in local languages, research on sustainable human living and strict implementation and monitoring of set laws.

Written by Siira Paul, pursuing Dip (Environmental Management) Kampala International University.

Intern at UWS. Edits by Aine Anne, UWS.

SERENITY

Imagine a world; so full of life, peaceful like the misty mornings….

Imagine a life; humble yet so fulfilled

Imagine a place; serene, calm and welcoming…..

Imagine a society; diverse in all possible ways yet living harmoniously

Where people love people and people love wildlife…

Where trees sway with the wind…not flowing away in ashes

Where families of primates use peoples compounds as play area…

Where the Bantu don’t detest elephants….

Where the lions are the pride of mankind….

This is a world we want to build….

This is the life we desire….

This is the ideal form of humanity……

We at Uganda Wildlife Society have a vision….

A conserved Uganda;

An improved and recovering environment….

A peaceful place, for humans and wildlife….

Because our vow is; Advocacy, Conservation and Environment!

BY

NABUKENYA SHAKIRAH K pursuing BA (Tourism)

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY KAMPALA

INTERN (UWS)