Climate Risks to Conservation in Uganda
An Assessment of Selected Regions
This report provides information on the risks of climate change to biodiversity conservation in Uganda. The Climate Change Adaptation, Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS) project worked with USAID’s Bureau for Africa and the USAID/Uganda mission to assess the vulnerability of biodiversity in a set of protected areas and their surrounding landscapes. This assessment, based on selected landscapes in Uganda, analyzes biodiversity resources and livelihoods dependent on biodiversity, as well as the ecosystem services on which they both rely. Based on available climate projections for each of five landscapes, the study outlines potential climate impacts and adaptive responses to protect biodiversity and related livelihoods.
The aim of the assessment was to create landscape analyses describing the status and risks for biodiversity and livelihoods in targeted areas based on climate change projections, and use these analyses to support USAID/Uganda decision making on integrating biodiversity and climate change programming.
The assessment outlines key findings, with recommendations divided into immediate, medium term and longer term depending on the urgency of undertaking action (i.e., designing and implementing interventions), as judged by the study team, based on identified climate risk.
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