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Let Us Preserve Lutembe WetlandsAfricaFiles | 20 Mar 2011
This editorial argues that the Lutembe wetland reserve is dying but should be preserved because of its utility. The author makes a strong argument by citing the many useful aspects of the wetland reserve.
Kenya: Wetlands conservation project raises living standardscontent.undp.org | 03 Feb 2011
Nairobi — In one of Kenya's most polluted river basins, a conservation and livelihood improvement project coordinated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has helped improve health and living standards of local communities. At seven pilot sites in the basin of the River Nyando, UNDP's...
New atlas shows Africa's vulnerable water resources in striking detailUNEP | 25 Nov 2010
The major challenges facing Africa's water resources have been laid out in striking clarity in a new atlas compiled by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The Africa Water Atlas uses hundreds of 'before and after' shots, detailed new maps and satellite images from 53 countries to show the problems facing Africa's water supplies, such as the drying of Lake Chad and the erosion of the Nile Delta, as well as new, successful methods of conserving water.
Pulling Together To Protect Zambia's Kafue Flatsips.org | 22 Nov 2010
LUSAKA – Dams, sugarcane plantations and rapidly growing population threatened the health of the Kafue Flats, a richly diverse wetlands in southern Zambia. But growing recognition of more sustainable use of its water and fertile soil are securing the health of the ecosystem. The Kafue Flats cover a...
Pulling Together To Protect Zambia's Kafue FlatsInter Press Service | 15 Nov 2010
Dams, sugarcane plantations and rapidly growing population threatened the health of the Kafue Flats, a richly diverse wetlands in southern Zambia. But growing recognition of more sustainable use of its water and fertile soil are securing the health of the ecosystem.
Uganda: Iganga Losing Swamp Vegetation Due to Grass ScarcityAllAfrica.com | 07 May 2010
PEOPLE living in grass-thatched huts near wetlands in Iganga district have resorted to building roofs using swamp vegetation due to the increasing scarcity of grass. The move threatens to reduce papyrus vegetation in Naigombwa and Lumbuye wetlands.When The New Vision visited Naigombwa on Monday, it found that large areas hitherto covered by grass are bare, exposing a marshy surface.
Uganda: Government And NEMA Should Act NowAllAfrica.com | 03 May 2010
Kampala City mayor, Nasser Sebaggala, has of late been at the centre of a controversy with the National Environment Management Authority accusing him of encroaching on Nakivubo Channel wetland. Although Sebaggala admits occupying a wetland in Bugolobi, he also claims that he is only seeking to protect the wetland from being taken over by developers. He claims that the Uganda Land Commission has leased out parts of the wetland to individuals who have been issued with land titles for plots.
Uganda: Sebaggala Vows Not to Vacate WetlandAllAfrica.com | 30 Apr 2010
Kampala Mayor Nasser Sebaggala has vowed not to vacate part of the wetland his workers occupied over the weekend. "As long as I am mayor nobody is going to enter this part of the wetland and destroy it. I would rather see trees than houses in this wetland," he said at a press conference in Bugolobi yesterday.The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) had earlier accused the mayor of encroaching on part of Nakivubo land, a proposed wetland reserve.
Uganda: Lubigi Wetland Faces ExtinctionAllAfrica.com | 27 Apr 2010
Lubigi Wetland, a critical water catchment area in Wakiso District is at the risk of getting destroyed due to increased human activities, environment experts have warned. The wetland, which is home to at least 61 different bird species and a major collection point for water from Kampala, faces threats from deliberate reclamation, agricultural activities and plastic and polythene waste.
Uganda: Environment Watchdog and Mayor Fight Over WetlandAllAfrica.com | 26 Apr 2010
An environmental watchdog has accused Kampala Mayor Nasser Ntege Sebaggala of encroaching on a wetland in order to expand his private home in Bugolobi, a Kampala suburb."This wetland covers 375 acres but to date about 97 acres have already been given away and 34 titles were issued to people who get clearance from NEMA and I have all the documents."
Uganda: Give NEMA Own ForceAllAfrica.com | 22 Apr 2010
Press reports yesterday that Fuelex, an oil company linked to former minister for integrity is reclaiming a critical city wetland, defeats the battle against corruption. The environment watchdog - NEMA said the development on the fragile Ntinda - Jinja Road junction in disregard of environmental...
Uganda: Multiplex Linked to Bugolobi Wetland TakeoverAllAfrica.com | 12 Apr 2010
Kampala City Council yesterday linked proprietors of Multiplex Uganda Limited, a local construction Company, to a wetland under degradation in Bugolobi, a Kampala suburbDaily Monitor reported that the unchecked destruction of green belts and wetlands in Kampala was leading to the destruction of a wetland that filters sewage from Bugolobi flats and other neighbouring areas..
Uganda: Encroachers Destroy Ntinda and Bweyogerere WetlandsAllAfrica.com | 08 Apr 2010
Two wetlands- one in Ntinda Ministers' Village, Nakawa Division and another in Ntebetebe Zone, Bweyogerere in Wakiso District-have been filled with soil to pave way for construction.About three-acres of the wetland situated in the valley between the Ministers' Village and Kyambogo University have been discretely degraded with soil and construction debris while another part of the same stretch comprises a completed residential house fenced with two gates.
Uganda: Urban Planning Key to Wetland ConservationAllAfrica.com | 22 Mar 2010
It is business as usual in Kampala's wetlands. On one side of the city, floods are threatening to swallow those settled in low lying areas that used to be wetlands. But why is the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), the Government's watchdog on environment, not moving in to arrest the situation?
Uganda: Nobel Laureate Maathai Warns on Forest DestructionAllAfrica.com | 17 Mar 2010
Governments must curb the fast diminishing rate of forest cover or risk suffering from water stress and climate changes in the future, Nobel Peace prize laureate and Founder of the Green Belt Movement Professor Wangari Maathai has warned.
Kikaaya wetlands on verge of extinctionThe New Vision | 25 Aug 2009
The swamps which lie between Kisaasis Dungu Zone and Kanyanya have been destroyed by mainly brick layers. A stroll through reveals water-logged trenches, all created after the clay soils were removed.
LCs Pinned Over Sale of WetlandsAllAfrica.com | 31 Jul 2009
LOCAL government councils are involved in the sale of wetlands, according to the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA).