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Sustainable conservation of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and community welfare improvement: creating a win–win situation

This PCLG policy brief argues that level of funding available for community projects under the revenue sharing schemes of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is too low, that the system of disbursement of funds has been corrupted leading to some of the allocated funds failing to reach intended beneficiaries, and that the schemes have not adequately engaged the poorest households nearest the park boundary.

In order to improve current conservation outcomes, it proposes that the Uganda Wildlife Authority increase the community share of the gorilla permit fee from US$5 to US$10 and improve governance of the schemes to ensure that funds reach the frontline communities who are the poorest of the local communities around the park.

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

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  • IIED code: G03912
  • Published: Feb 2015 - PCLG
  • Area: Uganda
  • Theme: Biodiversity
  • Language: English

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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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