Hello again, this is Global Bridge Network (GBN)!
Our current report will still be about ‘Environmental Protection through Expanding Lemon grass growing and Education in Uganda’.
Furthermore, we shall also report about the activities conducted last year whose projects also managed to succeed very well. Happy to say!!
Last time, we urged the council to debate and discuss the possible by-laws ofenvironmental protection in the 4 sub counties in Oct 2017.
However this time, we carried out field monitoring to fight wetland encroachment by sub-county leaders.
|Uncontrolled wetland vegetation burning|
In our project area, endless wetland encroachment that has been caused by landfilling and burning of unsustainable farming activities by local people are resulting to massive environmental degradation. People are using Wetlands as their source of water. So they must be protected in order to solve uncertainties such as drought.
Therefore, we mobilized the sub-county leaders to visit and monitor the environmental degraded sites in their respective sub-county.
The field monitoring was attended by a total of 600 participants from 4 sub-counties that is to say, Kibalinga, Nabingoola, Kigando and Kasambya which were the same sub-counties last time.
Some factors leading to environmental degradation were also discovered during the monitoring process. Such as…
|Environmental degradation through burning|
|Wetland encroachment arising through landfilling|
|Wetland reclamation caused by arable farming|
|Indiscriminate waste dumping in wetlands|
However during the monitoring, some of the participants came up with some solutions to the ongoing problems.
- Carryout out regular site visits to stop further encroachment and degradation
- Sensitize community members about the dangers of wetland degradation and vegetation burning
- Arrest and punish encroachers
In a month that followed the monitoring process and meetings were implemented: as shown in the photo below;
The district natural resources officer-makes measurements to mark wetland boundaryIn order to prevent further damage
In summary, the sub-county leaders witnessed the environmental degradation as well as wetland encroachment which made them clearly understand its concreate challenges and realized their roles on environmental protection.
|Feedback meeting after filed monitoring|
You can find the details in the reports below,
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