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A herd of Cattle in Protected areas

Human-Wildlife Conflict - A Conservationist's Nightmare

The conflict starts right from the term Human Wildlife Conflict or Conflict of Human and wildlife coexistence or conflict of people over wildlife, the nightmare of a conservationist starts here. Human-wildlife conflict occurs when the needs and behaviour of wildlife impact negatively on the goals of humans or when the goals of humans negatively impact the needs of wildlife.

Confiscated bushmeat

Bushmeat the neglected "Terminator" eating Wildlife Populations to extinction

The term Bushmeat is used to describe the illegal and unsustainable commercial trade in wildlife for food which occurs in Africa and around the globe.Bushmeat may include illegal methods of hunting (snares and Guns); illegal species (endangered, threatened or protected); wildlife taken from un-authorized areas or hunting at unsustainable off take levels for commercial trade or non-commercial.

Kalangala Island - Children next to an Oil Palm plantation

Lessons learned and recommendations for future developments of oil palm in Kalangala and Buvuma, Uganda

The Government of Uganda had the best intentions when oil palm was established. The aim was to reduce poverty among the Lake Victoria island populations of Kalangala and Buvuma districts, and contribute to import substitution through domestic production of palm oil. However, the implementation strategy fell short on a number of aspects....

Workshop Group-photo - Kalangala Islands

The intricacies of oil palm  project, Kalangala provides the lessons

It is estimated that the gestation period of the oil palm crops is 25 years but in Kalangala by just 15 years the oil palm "trees" are already over grown to heights that call for cutting down and replanting as harvesting of fresh fruit bunches at such heights is very risky to the lives of oil palm farmers.

Buvuma Island

Buvuma District faces famine amidst big agricultural project

In case the government does not make amends in the oil palm development plan, Buvuma district will be famine prone. The only way government can intervene and save the people of Buvuma from famine is by including land sustainability interventions in the oil palm development plan and properly educating people on how they can properly use their land alongside the oil palm project.

Workshop Group Photo - ETA, Local Government and Community Leaders

Community of Buvuma not in favour of Oil Palm.

"Help us put our land to better use" the communities of Buvuma Islands demanded. "We have realized that we needed more time and information on the oil palm growing project to make informed decision", they said. This was during an information dissemination workshop organized by Ecological Trends Alliance targeting the district local government and the local communities.

Women from Collecting firewood-Nwoya

Conservation and Re-integration of the Communities from IDPs back home (Nwoya district)

Uganda suffered decades of conflict, which ravaged much of northern Uganda until the mid-2000s. Many Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) living in government protected camps returned to their homes in northern Uganda following the end of the conflict,

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