||Conserve Wildlife, Sustain Livelihoods
Uganda had a very successful joint celebration of the International Day for Biodiversity (lDB) and World Environment Day (WED) 2016 under a national theme "Conserve Wildlife, Sustain Livelihoods".
The national theme was developed taking into account the global theme for lDB "Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Sustaining People and their livelihoods" and the WED global theme "Go Wild for Life". The main focus was on raising awareness on the protection of elephants and the shea butter trees which are endangered species in Uganda. The elephant is one of the tourist attractions for Uganda while the shea butter trees provides multiple benefits to local communities and has sustained livelihoods of local communities for generations.
Below are some of the educational and awareness materials that were disseminated for the joint lDB and WED 2016 celebrations in Uganda.