Information for G03708
Research to Policy: Conservation Through Poverty Alleviation - Final Research Phase Workshop
Research to Policy: Conservation Through Poverty Alleviation (2012-2015) is a 3-year research and advocacy project that aims to improve policy and practice in Integrated Conservation and development (ICD) using Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda, as a case study. The research phase of the project concluded in September 2013 with a 2-day workshop in Kampala. This report of the proceedings includes an overview of ICD activities around Bwindi, summary findings about the impact of ICD interventions on local communities, and plans to instigate changes that will make ICD interventions more effective in the future.
Despite interventions aimed at improving the livelihoods of communities in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda, the illegal use of the park's resources continued. This IIED project aimed to better understand who is carrying out the unauthorised use of resources and why, so that interventions can be more effective in the future.
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Uganda: Conserving Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and reducing local poverty