ID 5300
Government Canada
Submitting Entity IUCN
Submitted for Fourth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 4)
Main Information
Title Development Through Conservation, Bwindi National Park, Uganda
Description Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park (BIFNP) was originally a gazetted forest 
reserve. It supports a great diversity of plant and animal species, including the only few remaining species of mountain Gorilla in the world. With the designation as a National 
Park, local communities lost access to forest resources.

This paper describes the use of incentive measures to motivate the community towards enhancing biodiversity conservation in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in south-western Uganda. The project worked to facilitate conservation while meeting development needs through three components: community conservation, park management, and development. The paper outlines the effectiveness of the incentives, lessons learned from the project, and recommendations for national governments, multilateral and bilateral donor agencies, and international and national NGOs.

Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-ca-02-en.pdf
Additional Information
Authors E. S. Tamale
Source WWF- E. Africa Regional Office, presented at GBF 1996
Countries Uganda
Ecosystems Forest Biodiversity
Mountain Biodiversity
Regions Africa
Incentive Measures Environmental Funds / Investments
Indirect Incentives (property rights, market creation)
Positive Incentives (subsidies, tax breaks, ...)
Regulations / Access Restrictions
Keywords Access restrictions
Environmental funds
Parks and reserves
Revenue sharing with communities
Community participation