The overall objective
of the UNEP-LUCID Regional Project was to use land cover/use change
analysis as a tool for understanding biodiversity loss, and land degradation.
While an agro-ecological gradient was used as a basis for selecting
study sites in Kenya and Tanzania, selection of study sites in Uganda
was based on different ecosystems. Three sites representing tropical
rain forests, herbaceous wetlands, grassland savannah and small-scale
farmed ecosystems were selected during the UNEP-LUCID Project in Uganda.
characterised by low land tropical wetland forests, extensive
herbaceous wetlands and small-scale farmed ecosystems.
Mburo National Park (LMNP) and
adjacent areas are dominated by savannah grasslands of varying
wood densities. Around the park, human settlements exist. The
major economic activity is pastoralism and small-scale cultivation.
Wood cover in and around LMNP is dominated by Acacia species.
Lastly, Ntungamo site
is characterised partly by hills and the extensive lowland grassland
of Rubale area along Mbarara-Kabale High way. It is characterised
by grassland and small-scale farmed ecosystems.
In addition, MUIENR has additional sites where land cover/use change analysis
is being used as an indicator of environmental stress and hence linkages
to armed conflicts in Uganda.
WORKING PAPER 12:
Pomeroy, Derek, Joy Tukahirwa, Samuel Mugisha, Robinah Nanyunja, Mary Namaganda and Nathan Chelimo . 2003. Linkages between changes in land use land degradation and biodiversity in S.W. Uganda.
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WORKING PAPER 14:
Mugisha, Samuel . 2002. Root causes of land cover/use change in Uganda : An account of the past 100 years.
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WORKING PAPER 17:
Tukahirwa, Joy . 2002. Policies, people and land use change in Uganda : A case study in Ntungamo, Lake Mburo and Sango Bay sites.
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WORKING PAPER 28:
Taulya, Godfrey and Lilian Busingye . 2003. Results of Feedback Workshops In Sango Bay , Lake Mburo National Park and Ntungamo/Kabale, Uganda .
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WORKING PAPER 29:
Nanyunja, Robinah K. 2003. Human Perceptions of Biodiversity Loss in Uganda : Case Studies of Sango Bay , Lake Mburo National Park and Rubaale Grasslands. PDF 640 KB
WORKING PAPER 41:
Tukarhirwa, Joy. 2004. Land Use Change-Associated Deterioration in Soil Quality in Uganda :A Case Study from Sango Bay , Lake Mburo National Park Area and Kabale/Ntungamo Districts Border Area.
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