In advance celebration of this year’s Earth Day, the United States Mission to Uganda demonstrated its ongoing commitment to help Uganda protect its rich biodiversity and bolster conservation efforts in the country’s national parks.
On April 10, U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac participated in a ceremony with Ugandan officials to mark the official handover of the newly renovated Lake Mburo Conservation Education Centre, a project funded with assistance from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The Ambassador emphasized how protecting the environment could contribute to Uganda’s future development and prosperity. Ambassador Malac noted that protected areas like Lake Mburo National Park “can help reduce the risk from natural disasters, counter the effects of climate change, and maintain ecosystem services.