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National Wetland Policy: Uganda

  • Paul Mafabi
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Abstract

Uganda’s wetlands are widespread and complex. Wetlands cover an estimated 13% of Uganda’s land surface, constituting the most widespread ecosystem type in the country. Uganda’s wetlands contribute immensely to people’s livelihoods and to the health of the environment, through processes such as water storage and purification, products obtained from ecosystems, benefits from regulation of ecosystem services, nonmaterial benefits obtained from ecosystems, and services necessary for the production of all other ecosystem services.

Keywords

Uganda Sustainable management No further drainage National Wetlands Conservation and Management Programme NWP Uganda National Wetlands Policy Ramsar Centre for Eastern Africa 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Environment AffairsMinistry of Water and EnvironmentKampalaUganda

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