The Plant working group (PWG) is one of the specialized groups of NatureUganda with members interested in plants and their conservation. The group promotes research and conservation of plants with special emphasis on rare, threatened or endemic plants and other special groups such as the Orchids and Cycads.
- To promote the understanding and appreciation of plants (through activities such as plant walks)
- Identify and act to conserve important plant species and habitats
- Generate interest within the public towards conservation of plants.
The working group has been involved in a developing a criteria for identifying Important Plant Areas in Uganda and is now working to indentify the Important Plant Areas based on the criteria. The group was also useful in the baseline survey of the COBWEB project by providing information on the plants of L.Mburo-Nakivale and L.Bisina-Opeta Regions.