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WCS equips members of the civil society coalition for oil with skills to monitor impacts on protected areas and communities to ensure No Net Loss

WCS equips members of the civil society coalition for oil with skills to monitor impacts on protected areas and communities to ensure No Net Loss
(October 23, 2018)   -   Oil and gas exploration and production activities in the Albertine region set to begin in 2020 are expected to have major direct, indirect and cumulative impacts on protected areas and surrounding communities [...]

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Greening the Design and Development of Infrastructure in Uganda

Greening the Design and Development of Infrastructure in Uganda
(September 14, 2018)   -   The current approach to the design and development of infrastructure in Uganda, prioritizes economic benefits at the cost of the environment and ecosystem services, and social well-being. The current approach is characterized by ecosystems and biodiversity destruction; human and community displacements; invasion of fragile [...] 

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Stakeholders meet to tackle dire state of lion numbers in QENP and the increasing threats from Humans

Stakeholders meet to tackle dire state of lion numbers in QENP and the increasing threats from Humans
(September 05, 2018)   -   The rapid decline of Lion numbers in both the Southern and Northern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) has prompted stakeholders to take firm action in order to reverse the declining trend.Previously estimated at 140-160 in 2013 by WCS [...]

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Strengthening the Capacity of Institutions to Design and Implement the Mitigation Hierarchy as a Planning and Management Tool for Biodiversity Conservation

Strengthening the Capacity of Institutions to Design and Implement the Mitigation Hierarchy as a Planning and Management Tool for Biodiversity Conservation
(July 23, 2018)   -   Over 50 stakeholders have been equipped with skills to design and implement the mitigation hierarchy as a planning and management tool for biodiversity conservation [...]

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WCS Publishes Results of the Study about: Impacts of climate Change and Industrial Developments on the long‐term changes in Wildlife Behavior in the Greater Virunga Landscape

WCS Publishes Results of the Study about: Impacts of climate Change and Industrial Developments on the long‐term changes in Wildlife Behavior in the Greater Virunga Landscape
(July 20, 2018)   -   The Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC) with funding from the Kingdom of Netherlands commissioned an in-depth study, conducted by WCS, On long-term changes in animal behavior in the Greater Virunga Landscape (GVL) resulting from industrial development, climate changes and other factors...

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Stakeholders demonstrate how Natural Capital accounting can support decision-making to secure sustainable development in Uganda

Stakeholders demonstrate how Natural Capital accounting can support decision-making to secure sustainable development in Uganda
(March 23, 2018)   -   According to the national population projections by Uganda Bureau of Statistics(UBOS) , Uganda’s population currently estimated at 38,823,100 million in 2018 will be 41,222,200 in 2020; with such a growth rate, it is needless to say the pressure on our natural capital is huge and will continue to grow…

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Wildlife Conservation Society Wins Award

Wildlife Conservation Society Wins Award
(March 03, 2018)   -   On 3rd March 2018, Wildlife Conservation society (WCS) won an award for the contribution to sustainable management of protected areas.Uganda has 28 protected areas because of their recognized natural, ecological, biodiversity and cultural values...

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Wildlife Conservation Society Staff Run for Big Cats’ Survival

Wildlife Conservation Society Staff Run for Big Cats’ Survival
(February 26, 2018)   -   The staff of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) - Uganda were part of the hundreds of people who turned up at Kitante school to run for...

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Wildlife Conservation Society Hosts World Wildlife Day Public Lecture

Wildlife Conservation Society Hosts World Wildlife Day Public Lecture
(February 26, 2018)   -   Wildlife Conservation society (WCS) in partnership with other agencies organised a well-attended public lecture about the state of big cats in Uganda at imperial royale hotel...

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Conserving Uganda’s Biodiversity: Identifying critical sites for threatened species and habitats

(January 10, 2018)   -   Uganda is particularly rich in biodiversity, having recorded more than half of Africa’s birds for instance, despite being a small area of the continent...

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