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60 Crested cranes killed in Lwengo in two weeks

Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixty crested cranes have killed in various wetlands in Lwengo district within a space of two weeks. Dr. Adalbert Ainomuchunguzi, the regional manager of International Crane Foundation (ICF) in East Africa says that they found the bodies of the crested cranes during their survey to …

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Demarcation of wetlands starts in Bukedi region

Bukedi, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Water and Environment has started demarcating wetlands in the Bukedi sub-region.        Last year President Museveni commissioned the Limoto Wetland Wise use demonstration site in Puti Puti sub-county Pallisa district and directed farmers and residents who had encroached on the …

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28 arrested in Mityana for encroaching on wetlands during lockdown

Mityana, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twenty-eight people in Mityana district are in trouble for encroaching on wetlands during the Covid-19 lockdown. Yasiin Bbira, the Mityana district natural resources officer says some of the encroachers have already appeared in court while others are in the process of being arraigned. According …

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Bushenyi district loses wetlands to encroachers

Bushenyi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several wetlands in Bushenyi district have been degraded due to failure to implement the presidential directive. In April, President Museveni directed the Ministry for Water and Environment to apply force where necessary and evict all people who have encroached on wetlands, swamps, lakes and …

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Wakiso district starts demarcation of wetlands

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Wakiso district natural resources department has started demarcation of wetlands to curb rampant encroachment. The exercise will involve resurveying wetland boundaries by planting trees and erecting pillars. More than 1,000 trees have so far been planted in Simbamannyo wetland Magogo parish. Rebecca Sabaganzi, the …

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Masaka activists warn of increased wetland encroachment under lockdown

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is uncontrolled encroachment on wetlands in Greater Masaka region because of the ongoing lockdown, a survey by Action for Sustainable Development Initiative-ASDI has revealed. Antonio Kalyango, the Executive Director ASDI, says encroachers have taken advantage in the laxity of enforcing environmental protection laws …

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NEMA halts issuance of permits in wetlands

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Environment Management Authority- NEMA has halted the issuance of all permits in wetlands across the country. The NEMA Executive Director Dr. Tom Okurut notes that the decision is part of the temporary interventions to reduce the ever-rising cases of misuse and encroachment …

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Environmental degradation is Uganda’s biggest problem-Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has warned against encroaching on forests, wetlands and steep mountain slopes saying it is suicide for the individuals and country. According to Museveni, the biggest problem the country is facing now is the disrespect for the environment which has led to the several …

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