Establishement of Kayirabwa Chimpanzee Conservancy for conservation and protection of wildlife migratory routes in northern Albertine rift forests, western Uganda

Simon Akwetaireho
Publicado: 21 Julio 2021
Última edición: 21 Julio 2021
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Resumen

Establishment of Kayirabwa Chimpanzee Conservancy from 500 privately owned forests to establish wildlife migratory routes to small and medium sized mammals and birds living in larger protected forest blocks at the edge of lake Albert, Uganda

Classifications

Región
África Oriente y África del Sur
Escala de aplicación
Local
Subnacional
Ecosistema
Agro-ecosistema
Agroforesteria
Bosques tropicales de hoja perenne
Campos de cultivo
Ecosistemas de agua dulce
Ecosistemas forestales
Humedales (pantano, turberas)
Río, corriente
Tema
Acceso y participación en los beneficios
Actores locales
Adaptación al cambio climático
Agricultura
Caza furtiva y delitos ambientales
Ciencia y investigación
Comunicación y divulgación
Conectividad / conservación transfronteriza
Diversidad genetica
Especies y la extinción
Extracción
Financiación sostenible
Fragmentación del hábitat y degradación
Gestión de fuego
Gestión de tierras
Gestión y planificación de áreas protegidas y conservadas
Gobernanza de las áreas protegidas y conservadas
Incorporación de la perspectiva de género
Institucionalización de la biodiversidad
Manejo de bosques
Manejo de cuencas
Manejo de incendios e inundaciones
Mitigación del cambio climático
Poblaciones indígenas
Prevención de erosión
Provisión y manejo del agua
Reducción de desastres
Restauracion
Servicios ecosistémicos
Turismo
Retos
Fuegos silvestres
Usos conflictivos / impactos acumulativos
Cacería furtiva
Cosecha insostenible, incluida la sobrepesca
Falta de acceso a financiación a largo plazo
Falta de oportunidades de ingresos alternativos
Falta de capacidad técnica
Falta de conciencia del público y de los responsables de la toma de decisiones
Deficiente vigilancia y aplicación de la ley
Deficiente gobernanza y participación

Ubicación

Kakumiro, Uganda | 500 Privately Owned Forests contiguous with Kihaimira Central Forest Reserve

Retos

  • Increased crop raiding by Chimpanzee including uprooting banana suckers, eating up ripe brew bananas and drinking local brew (in preparation) as their natural foods have been seriously reduced. These form easy baits for mass poisoning of the chimpanzees
  • Chimpanzees face more harassment by communities as encounters with humans along roads and paths; wells and gardens are becoming more common
  • Chimpanzees have changed their behaviours including nesting whereby it is reported that some build their nests near people’s homes
  • Chimpanzees pose a potential threat to humans especially children as they have attacked children in a few incidents reported.
  • Inadequate monitoring and no research
  • Inadequate financial support
  • Oil and gas exploration, oil roads construction

Beneficiarios

  • National Forestry Authority
  • Farmers living adjacent to forests
  • Tourists 
  • Households using ecosystem services (e.g. water)
  • Researchers

¿ Cómo interactúan los building blocks en la solución?

Local partnership is needed for joint implementation of on-the ground actions such as providing alternative livelihoods to 500 land owners. The priorities for funding and implementation will be contained in a management plan developed in a participatory and consultative manner.

Impactos positivos

  • A population of 150 chimpanzees residing in the corridor forests secured
  • Improved harmonious relationship between local communities and natural resource managers as a result of reduced chimpanzee-human conflicts
  • Increased household incomes and food security resulting from reduced incidencies of chimpanzees raiding crops

Historia

Simon Akwetaireho

The corridor forests on the eastern side of lake Albert are relatively rich in species and have a conservation value in terms of both species richness as well as providing the function of linking larger forest blocks and hence metapopulations of certain species that require these corridors to maintain viable populations (corridor species). Many large and medium sized mammal species still occur in the corridor forests including chimpanzees, redtail, blue monkeys, baboons, vervets and black and white colobus monkeys. Many bird species that probably require the corridors to link populations in the larger forest blocks are also found in these corridors, particularly the hornbills and tauracos. A few forest raptors were observed in the corridors but not many.

Contribuido por

Simon Akwetaireho Wetlands International

Contribuído por

Kayirabwa Chimpanzee Conservation