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Control of Lantana camara L. in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, south-western Uganda

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Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae), which is an alien inva- sive shrub in Africa is now growing in Bwindi Impene- trable National Park (BINP), an important area in Uganda for conservation of both flora and fauna. Invasive species are partly responsible for global environmental change and significant losses of biodiversity (Vitousek et al., 1997; Naylor, 2001). In the cases where the direct cause of extinction is identifiable, introduced species head the list (Mcneely, 2001). The study aimed at documenting the strategy for L. camara control in B1NP, by finding out whether canopy cover affects its growth, and comparing effectiveness of uprooting and cutting its stems in the area.

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