Uganda Sites

Overview

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.


Locations

Sango Bay

Sango Bay is characterised by low land tropical wetland forests, extensive herbaceous wetlands and small-scale farmed ecosystems.

Lake Mburo National Park (LMNP)

The park 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.

Ntungamo

This site is characterized partly by hills and the extensive lowland grassland of Rubale area along Mbarara-Kabale Highway. It is characterized by grassland and small-scale farmed ecosystems.

Additional Sites

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 Papers

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.
PART 1: PDF 870 KB
PART 2: 2.8 MB

WORKING PAPER 14:
Mugisha, Samuel. 2002. Root causes of land cover/use change in Uganda : An account of the past 100 years.
PDF PART 1: 1.5 MB
PDF PART 2: 1.9 MB

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.
PDF 1.5 MB

WORKING PAPER 28:
Taulya, Godfrey and Lilian Busingye. 2003. Results of Feedback Workshops In Sango Bay , Lake Mburo National Park and Ntungamo/Kabale, Uganda.
PDF 585 KB

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.
PDF 250 KB