Forests are a supporting sector economically, environmentally, socially and culturally. However, there has been illegal use of forests and their resources that has eventuated into forest degradation and deforestation hence affecting the forest management. In past decade, through an initiative “Conserving biodiversity in the modernising farmed landscapes of Uganda” it was identified that forest biodiversity was increasingly threatened by anthropogenic activities in central Uganda. This prompts worries among the local communities on the importance of biodiversity to a sustainable agricultural production and the future of practice. Subsequently through support from Rufford Small Grant Foundation (RSGF) programs that first aimed at “Understanding the impact of forest fragmentation on forest biodiversity”. This work designed forest loss biodiversity indicators as forest hornbills. However the forest challenges had inadequate consideration of communities in conservation and management. Since then, the following interventions from 2009 - to current have been implemented at smaller spatial scale:
• Strengthening Collaborative Forest Management (CFM)
• Promoting CFM in Degraded Forests
• Enhancing community participation to conserve fragmented forests.
These initiatives aim at conservation of the forests in central Uganda. They include an ambitious pl... Read More
Addressing community needs by strengthening COLLABORATIVE FOREST MANAGEMENT (CFM) practices
Since 2009, AUC has continuously received funding from Rufford Small Grant Foundation (RSG) (put a rufford link) a registered UK charity organization number 117270 to support forest biodiversity conservation in central Uganda.
AUC project on Collaborative Forest Management (CFM), builds on a compressive consortium research that was supported by Darwin Initiative through British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) in 2005 - 2009 at Makerere University Institute of Environment and Natural Resources (MUIENR). Among other projects implemented include:
Sustaining Community Participation in Collaborative Forest Management in central Uganda 1111-C (2017 – 2018)Read More