In Uganda little is known of the giant Salvinia, poorly documented but ranked second close to water hyacinth on a list of the world's most noxious aquatic weeds.During the July 2018 Water Fowl Counts in Eastern Uganda, NatureUganda team noted that the Kibimba Rice Scheme Dam was heavily infested by the Kariba weed.Many infestations have been documented in the Lake Kyoga region (NewVision) 2014 and 2nd August 2018.
The 25th of May 2018 was a day full of excitement at the Mabamba wetlands Bay when a Shoebill was being returned after undergoing a three months treatment at Uganda Wildlife Education Centre(UWEC).The Shoebill is a globally threatened species, vulnerable according to the IUCN Red List. It is found in only 8 countries in Africa and Mabamba Wetland, an Important Bird and Biodiversity (IBA) also a Ramsar Site is one of the areas inhabited by the Shoebill in Uganda
For a wetland to be regarded as being healthy, it should be able to do its functions – of water purification, flood control, maintaining base flow of rivers, water storage, and sustaining various forms of biodiversity. Incidentally, for the las 20 -30 years, the wetlands in Kabale have been deprived of these cardinal functions having been heavily encroached on and drained to give way for crop production and dairy farming.NatureUganda has conducted awareness programmes to the communities with emphasis on wise use of the wetlands.
Uganda still plays host to a significant number of approximately 10,000 cranes.NatureUganda Board of Governors/Executive Committee (EC), a policy making body of the institution visited the ACCP project sites where NatureUganda has taken great strides in conserving species, habitats and ecosystems.
NatureUganda and Victoria Griffins from Oxford University conducted community feedback meetings from biodiversity assessments in Kalagala, it was shown that the offset only catered for biodiversity and not the needs of the community including cultural values.
Kerryn Morrison, the new ICF Vice President for Africa leads a workshop for the East African Regional Crane conservation team the workshop comprehensively focused on the East African projects and how they can practice evidence-based conservation through the Open Standards Model of Conservation
This book contains information on the Nabugabo Ramsar with facts for quick and easy referencing. It is linked to Lake Nabugabo wetlands system Ramsar site Management Plan (2017- 2027) and is meant to guide planning of interventions by government and lead agencies and other stakeholders as identified in the management plan
Through EDGE of Existence programme,NatureUganda is supporting local communities in Mabamba and Makanaga to conserve the "shoebill",one of the worldâ€™s extraordinary species,listed Vulnerable.
degradation of environment hits the poor harder as they solely depend on natural resources for livelihood improvement.Local Governments in Kisoro and Rubanda Districts Commit To Protect the Environment.
NatureUganda has an established programme for monitoring Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) and has conducted this exercise for three decades.
NatureUganda participated in this project as a national implementing partner through review and development of the Nabugabo management plan. During the implementation of the project, the boundary of Nabugabo Ramsar site was extended from 22,000ha to 77,700ha.