Programs / Projects

Extending Wetland protected areas through community conservation initiatives.  (Up Dates)

UWS is a co-implementer of the 4-partner organizations executed project code named COBWEB. The COBWEB, a project seeking to extend wetland protected areas through community conservation initiatives is an effort of UWS, IUCN, Nature Uganda and the Ministry of Water and Environment (Wetlands Management Department) with financial support from UNDP – GEF to establish and strengthen community based regulation and sustainable wetland resource use in Uganda. The 4-year ongoing project is implemented on two regional project sites. In Western uganda, the project covers the Lake Mburo – Nakivale wetland system (in the districts of Kiruhura, Mbarara, Isingiro and Rakai) and the Eastern and North-Eastern site on Lake Bisina – Opeta wetland system (in the districts of Kumi, Bukedea, Sironko, Soroti, Nakapiririt, and Katakwi).

The main outcomes of the project include;

  1. Biodiversity wetlands conserved with community conservation areas.
  2. Wise use strategies for biodiversity wetlands implemented without loss of biodiversity function.
  3. Community conservation models integrated into national planning and protected areas processes.

These result areas together contribute towards the overall achievement of the 6th and 7th strategic objectives of the Uganda’s Wetland Sector Strategic Plan which refers – vital wetlands protected and conserved, and community-based regulation and sustainable use of wetlands resource use established and strengthened.

Activities implemented so far

  • Stakeholder inception meetings were curried
  • A  Socio economic Baseline survey.

Promoting capacity to adapt to climate change among Communities of Pallisa and Kanungu Districts

This project commenced in April 2010 and is funded by APE (Artists’ project fund).It is  aimed at promoting community awareness on the impacts of climate change and create alternatives that will help reduce the population pressure on the available natural resources.

Promoting sustainable management of Ramsar sites.

This project focuses on creating awareness among communities on ramsar sites and their wise use. So far awareness has been created in Lake Opeta, Lake Bisina, Lake Nakuwa, Nabajjuzi and Murchison Falls – Albert Delta Ramsar Sites.

Integrating Farm forestry into NAADS Activities.

The Uganda Wildlife Society through the Uganda Forest Working Group secured funding from FAO to undertake a study, in partnership with NAADS, on the extent to which NAADS has intergrated farm forestry into its programmes. The ultimate goal of this study is to make informed recommendations for intergration of farm forestry into NAADS activities and programmes.

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