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Uganda - Overview

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Biodiversity Facts

Status and trends of biodiversity, including benefits from biodiversity and ecosystem services

Uganda is a landlocked country located where seven of Africa’s biogeographic regions converge, making it a country with a high level of biodiversity. Despite its small size, Uganda has an extraordinary amount of diversity in both terrestrial and aquatic habitats. The Nile River passes through it, punctuated by various falls, like the Bujagali Falls, Karuma Falls and Murchison Falls... More »

Main pressures on and drivers of change to biodiversity (direct and indirect)

Threats to biodiversity are identified as encroachment (prevalent in all types of protected areas); human-wildlife conflicts; illegal grazing in national parks; poaching and illicit trade in wildlife; use of destructive fishing gears and technologies; deforestation; urbanization and industrialization; introduction of alien species; encroachment of wetlands; drainage of wetlands; replacement of local crop varieties by introduced commercial varities; loss of other indigenous species found in cultivated areas; poverty; introduction of new breeds; systematic breed substitution and irrational genetic transformation... More »

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National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Francis Meri Sabino Ogwal
CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP, SBSTTA NFP
Ms. Pauline Akidi
Resource Mobilization FP
Dr. Mary Namaganda
GTI NFP
Mr. Aggrey Rwetsiba
Protected Areas NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Dr. David L.N. Hafashimana
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, BCH NFP

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