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Publications & Reports

REDD at the crossroads? The opportunities and challenges for conservation and human welfare in SW Uganda

Year of publication
2015

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) in the tropics could slow climate change while contributing to biodiversity conservation and to improvement of people’s livelihoods. In this study, we assessed the opportunities and challenges of implementing REDD in South West (SW), Uganda. We consulted key stakeholders and reviewed regional literature.

Tangible benefits or token gestures: Does Bwindi impenetrable National Park's long established multiple use programme benefit the poor?

Year of publication
2015

Trade and use of Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) has often been suggested as a means through which forest dependent people can improve their livelihoods to overcome poverty. Many projects have indeed promoted trade and use of NTFPs as a means of achieving development and conservation goals. One of the earliest large-scale initiatives to explore this was the Bwindi’s Multiple Use programme (MUP)