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