Healthy wetlands for the cranes and people of Rukiga, Uganda


Uganda
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Ref: 27-002

Status: Current

Round:
26
Funding Scheme:
Main Project
Project Leader:
Project Partners:
International Crane Foundation, Rugarama Hospital, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Start Date:
01-01-21
End Date:
31-10-23
Funding:
£325,902.00
Regions:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Biomes:
Wetlands, Inland waters
Production:
Forestry
Threats To Biodiversity:
Over exploitation, Pollution
Broad Approches:
Species conservation, Ecosystem conservation, Goods services, Sustainable use, Poverty reduction, Livelihoods, Migratory species
Specific Tools:
Research training, Research, Participatory, Cepa, Monitoring, Rehabilitation
Countries:
Uganda
Conventions:
CBD
Project Summary:
Kabale’s wetlands are under increasing human pressures from a growing human population needing farmland. The wetlands are vital for humans (for food and water security, and preventing flooding) and Uganda’s national bird, the Endangered Grey Crowned Crane (for nesting habitat). Our project aims to empower communities to conserve wetlands and cranes. Key activities provide alternative sustainable livelihoods and healthcare services (reducing unplanned pregnancy), coupled with habitat restoration, and soil and water conservation, enabling long-term wetland health for people and cranes.


Documents:
Title: 27-002 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2020-09-25 00:00:00