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Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group Brown bag Presentation on Wildlife Conservation and Economic Growth in Uganda

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Alastair McNeilage, Uganda Country Director, Wildlife Conservation Society will highlight the main achievements of the WILD program and lessons learned; and discuss future critical priorities to ensure that wildlife and biodiversity conservation continue to serve Uganda’s sustainable economic growth.
When May 04, 2011
from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Room M-18, Public Information Center, Ronald Reagan Building
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The Wildlife Conservation Society has been working to protect Uganda’s rich
biodiversity since 1957, and has been implementing the USAID-funded WILD
program
since 2007. WILD focuses on important landscapes for biodiversity in northern and western Uganda. The program works to strengthen the management of the protected areas that form the ecological core of these landscapes, while also promoting land use and livelihoods that support biodiversity conservation on surrounding land and in wildlife corridors. Threats to wildlife in Uganda include burgeoning human population and resultant encroachment, human-wildlife conflict, conflict over resource use rights. Identifying ways forward through promotion of sustainable livelihoods is critical, as is implementation of environmentally sensitive oil exploration and extraction from Uganda’s newly-discovered oil reserves. The presentation will focus on how these threats and challenges can be addressed to ensure sustainable economic benefits of tourism and conservation for local communities and the national economy.


For more information or to RSVP, please contact Natalie Bailey, ABCG
Coordinator, at .

 

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