About WWF Uganda
Conserving Natural Resources in the Pearl of Africa
Forestry:Over the years, Market initiatives for management of forests have been considered as one of the most effective tools for promoting sustainable forest management. Forest certification is one of such initiatives. It provides an opportunity for concurrent achievement in conservation and socio-economic development. To advance this, WWF-UCO, is implementing a project aimed at improving Forest Management through Forest Certification in the country. In doing so, biodiversity conservation is achieved through the use of market initiatives as one form of achieving conservation goals.
Energy and Climate:
Similar to global trends and those in developing countries, Uganda's demand for all forms of energy is projected to increase dramatically in the coming years as a result of increasing economic activity and growth. WWF’s main goal for energy development is 100% access to renewable energy by 2025 and reduction of footprint in relation to fossil fuel development. WWFUCO's Energy and Climate Programme has developed several innovative projects which support the Ugandan government in .delivering on its energy development commitments in ways that are environmentally responsible and sustainable.
WWF Uganda Country Office
WWF has been involved in active conservation work in eastern and southern Africa since 1962, beginning with the purchase of land in Nakuru (Kenya) to allow for the establishment of an enlarged park to help support the conservation of the flamingos of Lake Nakuru
The first black rhino sanctuary in Kenya was set up in Lake Nakuru National Park at the height of rhino poaching in Kenya (1970s to 1980s).
Eastern and Southern Africa contains some of the world’s most unique and spectacular bio-diversity. It is home to critical places (Coastal East Africa, Africa Rift Lakes, Miombo and the Namib-Karoo) and key flagship species (Great Apes, African Elephant, African Rhinos and Marine Turtles).
Clean Energy Champion District
The initiative is a pilot scheme where WWF is showcasing tools and approaches of how engaging with local stakeholders at district level is a preferred approach to increasing energy access for off grid communities in Uganda. This includes clean energy for cooking and lighting.
Latest news and publications
French president calls on the “conscience of consumer countries” to end wildlife criminality
French President François Hollande called on the “conscience of consumer countries” to put an end ...
Elephant poaching remains alarmingly high despite modest decline
UN data shows 22,000 elephants killed in 2012, down from 25,000 in 2011, but still far too many.
Europe’s biofuels not guaranteed sustainable, finds new study
A WWF analysis has shown that the standards used to assess biofuel sources fall well short of ...
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