In Bushenyi district, a wetland conservation project hopes to restore the natural habitat while pumping water to nearby farmers for cultivation.
The ministry of water and environment is set to evict over 174,000 encroachers from Lake shores and Wetlands.
“Those who are in the protected zones leave if you don’t, water will claim you if the water does not claim you, we are going to make sure that you leave,”...
The 88-page report found that around 35% of wetlands -- which include lakes, rivers, marshes and peatlands, as well as coastal and marine areas like lagoons,...
Those responsible for issuance of land titles and Environmental Impact Assessment permits in respect to wetlands should be held accountable.
Environment minister Sam Cheptoris said the Government had come up with livelihood projects such as tree planting, beekeeping, construction of irrigation...
The CSOs argued that the continued encroachment on wetlands contravenes the policy provisions and Presidential directive on wetlands restoration.
Wetlands absorb water and later recharge the ground, thereby maintaining the water table.
Nakuwa wetland system, one of Uganda’s Ramsar sites, is no more.
Do not miss the confrontation between NEMA and a bishop for cultivating in a wetland.
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