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Workshop Report. Enhancing equity within conservation: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
“Research to policy: building capacity for conservation through poverty alleviation” (2012-2015) aims to improve policy and practice in Integrated Conservation and Development (ICD) in Uganda using Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) as a case study. The final project workshop aimed to raise awareness of key research findings from the project, explore different views on equity in conservation, and develop and agree ideas for making the park’s tourism revenue sharing more equitable in the future. Presentations included an overview of revenue sharing at BINP to date, and findings from community based monitoring of the revenue sharing programme in the southern sector of the park during late 2014. This report outlines the workshop’s proceedings.
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