Collaborative Forest Management (CFM) community members preparing harvested forest (Phoenix reclinata) around Kasonke Central Forest Reserve (CFR). These communities have designed harmless activities of harvesting forest resources that benefit them in terms of livelihood. The CFR is increasingly threatened by human activities hence biodiversity loss.
AFRICAN UNION OF CONSERVATIONISTS (AUC) & iNTEGRATED CLIMATE CHANGE BIOLOGY (iCCB) SYMPOSIUM AND WORKSHOP
TRAITS PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE: QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES TO PALEONTOLOGY, CONSERVATION, AND CLIMATE CHANGE BIOLOGY IN AFRICA
Sustaining biodiversity in farmed areas
Biodiversity in extensive farmed areas
UNESCO Meeting in Quito Province China
UNESCO Meeting that addressed linkages of culture and landscape conservation in Quito Province China
International National Trust Organization (INTO) Conference in Uganda
AUC being a member of INTO worked with Cross Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU) along with other stakeholders and the Government of Uganda to organise the Internation Conference in Uganda. AUC joined INTO in 2012 as an Associate Member
Endangered Mountain Gorilla in Bwindi National Park
Protecting a Mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenatrabe Forest and Virunga National Park has demonstrated good practices in safeguarding the species habitat in Africa. There are numerous threats towards the species survival but there global concerns to mantain her populations within its native range.
Sub Saharan African Wildlife from Kidepo to Krugar National Parks
The interesting wildlife in the region
The large grazers in Sub Saharan region
The large grazer that consumes large amount of greens
Savanna ungulates mainly in Africa ranges
Their distribution is commonly known in Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa
Pristine environments of Africa
The areas that stock carbon to mitigate effects of climate change.
Mpanga CFR adjacent communities working towards forest restoration
Through Collaborative Forest Management
Communities preparing a seedbed adjacent Mpanga CFR
Achieving total forest restoration through Community CFM
AUC team building capacity of CFM groups at Mpanga CFR
As part of implimenting CFM, communities in the CFM groups continue to be empowered to impliment the programme very effectively.
A tragedy of African wetlands
African wetlands are facing a multiple tragedy to support a growing population for food production hence contributing to the GHG emissions. There is an urgent need to reverse the situation by finding alternative ways of production. The enabling environments should not only be foucssing on productivity rather on to the sustainability. It is apparent that existing enabling environment(s) have been underlooked by needs of the grass root communities.
CFM delivering tourism to the adjacent communities of Mpanga CFR
A CFM community member laying out guidelines to tourists at Mpanga
The CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Applied workshop 10th - 21st July , 2017
CODATA-RDA organised a training workshop at International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste Italy a UNESCO Institute where scientists from all over the world were trained in contemporary ways of Data Science and noval scientific communication. The training covered important areas of Extreme sources of data, Bioinformatics and IoT/Big-Data Analytics. During this period AUC aquired an ORCID ID No: 0000-0001-7581-7814.
ENVIRONMENT, COMMUNITY, HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE DEVELOPMENT MINERALS SECTOR
AUC is implimnting RETURN TO WORK (RTW) plan that aims to Enhance Sustainable Development Minerals Mining in Uganda. This project focuses on the artisanal mining of development minerals in the in Mukono and Wakiso Districts. The plan targets specifically common quarries and sand mines and in other areas murram borrow pits that have beeen included. The local communities in these two districts are highly affected by poor and unsustainable artisanal mining practices that include Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) management.The project is a results of RETURN TO WORK (RTW) PLANS of the ACP, EU and UNDP and Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development. Inset is Ms. Marcerine Kabanzira the project coordinator and the Communictions Officer of AUC. She is undetraking her M.A Research Thesis in Land Use and Regional Development of Makerere University.
Environnement Recherche Developpement - ERD of Cameroon
Environnement Recherche Developpement (ERD) is currently promoting environmental educational practices in Cameroon. ERD is a member of AUC and recently received a small grant from GEF/SGP/UNDP to restore the degraded ecosystems of L. Dizangué in Cameroon. The aim of the work include to establish a system of reforestation by engaging primary pupils of schools and fishermen to promote ecotourism in the landscape adjacent of the Estuary Cameroon. Other activities that ongoing in the project besides will raise awareness about effects of the loss of biodiversity; Establish nurseries and vegetable gardens in schools, carry out tree planting operations by students in high schools; Fishermen and out-of-school youth in the fight against the degradation of biodiversity and support local development through ecotourism. AUC invites members to join ERD and replicate such programmes to safeguard fragile ecosystems in Africa. Please contact Takuo Jean Michelle for details in Younde Cameroon.