Secure Wetland Ecosystems to improve livelihoods through Community Conservation Agreements


Uganda
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Ref: 26-019

Status: Current

Round:
25
Funding Scheme:
Main Project
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
Birdlife International, Community Rural Development (CRD), Kabale District Local Government, "Wetland Management Department (WMD) in the Govt of Uganda, Directorate of Environmental Affairs"
Start Date:
01-04-19
End Date:
31-03-22
Funding:
£299,939.00
Regions:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Biomes:
Wetlands
Production:
Forestry
Threats To Biodiversity:
Land use change
Broad Approches:
Gender, Poverty reduction, Sustainable use, Ecosystem conservation
Specific Tools:
Nbsap, Protected areas, Monitoring, Cepa, Research, Research training
Countries:
Uganda
Conventions:
CBD CITES
Project Summary:
This project will address the multiple threats to the 21,000 hectares of interlinked wetlands that are Nyamuriro swamp, Ruhuhuma valley and Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale, Kigezi region, Uganda, working through Community Conservation Agreements. The threats constitute mainly unregulated drainage and unsustainable extraction of products, including proposed peat extraction for electricity generation. Community Conservation Agreements will empower people (10,000 households) to enhance benefits from wetlands’ ecosystem services, improve their farming practices, protect globally threatened species such as the Endangered Grey Crowned-Crane and increase carbon sequestration potential.


Documents:
Title: 26-019 App (edited)
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2019-09-26 00:00:00

Title: 26-019 HYR1- edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2020-08-25 00:00:00

Title: 26-019 AR1- edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2020-08-25 00:00:00