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Mapping private sector investments and their impacts on great ape habitats in Uganda’s Albertine Rift region

Denis Kyongera

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An increasing number of private sector land investments in Uganda pose threats to both local livelihoods and biodiversity conservation. This report outlines the results of a study completed by the Uganda Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (U-PCLG) to explore the overlap between existing and planned private sector land investments and great ape habitats in the Albertine Rift region of western Uganda. It shows that many current and planned land investments overlap with or are in close proximity to great ape habitats. While more research is needed to understand the effects of different types of land uses on great ape conservation, it is clear that the effectiveness of any future great ape conservation strategy in this region will depend on the successful engagement of small and large scale private investors.

This publication is an output of the Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG) - Research Report

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  • IIED code: G03910
  • Published: Mar 2015 - PCLG
  • Area: Uganda
  • Theme: Biodiversity
  • Language: English

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Denis Kyongera (2015) Mapping private sector investments and their impacts on great ape habitats in Uganda’s Albertine Rift region. PCLG Research Report, Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG).

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The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group is an international network of more than 100 conservation and development organisations that promotes learning on the linkages between biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction, in order to improve policy and practice. Individuals with an interest in poverty-conservation issues are also welcome to join the group to take advantage of the resources we offer, and to contribute to our work.

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