Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology

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Community-based conservation of critical sites: Uganda's experience

Pauline Nantongo, Achilles Byaruhanga, Ambrose Mugisha


Setting up infrastructure for long-term management is one way of ensuring the survival of critical sites for conservation. Our experience in Uganda gives an overview of engaging communities to participate actively and effectively in sustainable utilisation of natural resources, first and foremost for their own good, and then for national and global benefit. Ecotourism and adding value to locally produced materials in communities can translate into support for conservation. This paper highlights the importance of community-based conservation for important biodiversity sites.

Ostrich 2007, 78(2): 159–162

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