The return of a shoebill at Mabamba wetlands bay

(By-Sandra Sayuni)

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

National Focal Persons Pledge to Join Efforts to Protect Uganda’s Dwindling Biodiversity

By Dianah Nalwanga (NatureUganda -Director Programmes)

NatureUganda to create a platform for sharing lessons, opportunities and forging a way forward for better implementation of biodiversity mainstreaming in the different sectors.This strategy addresses the urgent realization that biodiversity conservation in the country is not responsibility of conservationists alone, but rather, all government sectors.NatureUganda hosted a meeting for national focal persons with the aim of strengthening government’s strategies to mainstream biodiversity into policy implementation.

International day for Biodiversity (IDB)

As a party to the (CBD),Uganda celebrated the (IDB) with the rest of the world.The national celebrations were led by (NEMA) in partnership with NatureUganda who organized a Public Dialogue under the theme "Action for Nature: The case of Biodiversity.”

Visiting the Cranes Project Areas

By Jimmy Muheebwa (Uganda Project Coordinator - ACCP)

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 Partners Draft Guidelines for Implementing Offsets for Development Projects in Uganda

By Benon Sengendo (Membership &Comm officer)

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.

Natureuganda Promotes Grey Crowned Crane Custodian Initiative

By Jimmy Muheebwa (Uganda Project Coordinator - ACCP)

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

Lake Nabugabo wetlands system Ramsar site Handbook

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

Conserving the Shoebill

By Judith Mirembe (Programme Assistant)

Through EDGE of Existence programme,NatureUganda is supporting local communities in Mabamba and Makanaga to conserve the "shoebill",one of the world’s extraordinary species,listed Vulnerable.

Mainstreaming Biodiversity

By Benon Sengendo (Membership &Comm officer)

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.

Three Decades of Monitoring IBAs 

By Lilian Twanza (Programme Assistant)

NatureUganda has an established programme for monitoring Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) and has conducted this exercise for three decades.

Nabugabo Ramsar Site Extended

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.

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