The key project sites are Munyanyange and Kasenyi. Lake Munyanyange is a small crater lake adjacent to Katwe Township, just before Katwe salt lake which is only 200m away. The lake is part of Kazinga Wildlife sanctuary. It serves as a watering point for animals from Queen Elizabeth National Park.The Lake is susceptible to activities of domestic animals and humans. Kasenyi Crater Lake is located just outside Queen Elizabeth National Park. Local communities around this lake carry out salt mining as an income generating activity. Because of livestock grazing and increased human activities, some of the birds may stay away from these two named lakes.
The overall goal of the project is; to improve quality and sustainability of the key sites in South-Western Uganda. The main purpose of the project is to minimize human and other disturbances to flamingo habitats. This will be achieved through promoting sustainable and compatible land use practices, community awareness and strengthening flamingo monitoring programs. Strategic partnerships will be formed to implement the project.
The main objectives of the project are;
+ Protect, rehabilitate and restore degraded land, and lake-catchment vegetation
+ Raise awareness and understanding of migratory water bird migration.
+ To realize these objectives the project will;
+ Undertake rehabilitation and restoration of degraded areas
+ Conduct sensitization of stakeholders on water bird migration and conservation
+ Demonstrate organic farming methods and
+ Strengthen stakeholder partnerships through information sharing and community participation. In particular, Kanyiginya Drama Actors will be used in community mobilization and sensitization on the plight of the Lesser Flamingo and environmental conservation in general.