The Human Wildlife Resilience project

The Human Wildlife Resilience project

The Human Wildlife Resilience project has since 2016 strived to enhance resilience to community losses from wildlife incursions through development and implementation of a community led compensation scheme as a one of the incentive measures for community long term engagement in sustainable natural resource management.

ECOTRUST Training Pavilion at the Global Landscapes Forum

ECOTRUST Training Pavilion at the Global Landscapes Forum

On December 1-2, more than 1,000 representatives of government, international, non-governmental and indigenous organizations, activists, finance, private sector, youth, scientists and media came together gathered at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany, to connect, learn and share ideas and experiences on how to move from commitment to action towards reaching sustainable landscapes.

ECOTRUST Stakeholders Event 2018

ECOTRUST Stakeholders Event 2018

The ECOTRUST Stakeholders Event, held on an annual basis, presents an opportunity to dialogue, update and consult with the organization’s stakeholders ranging from Government to the General public. This year’s event, under the theme “Trees for Global Benefit at 15: Building Resilience of Businesses, People and Landscapes to Climate change” was a celebration of ECOTRUST’s Trees for Global Benefit Programme, which has for the last 15 years grown into one of the biggest carbon offsetting schemes in the world (under the Plan Vivo standard of certification), linking rural poor small-holder farmers to the financing of the voluntary carbon market.

CSO Expert Meeting on Tilenga ESIA Report

CSO Expert Meeting on Tilenga ESIA Report

November 6, 2018, the Shared Resources, Joint Solution (SRJS) Uganda partners i.e. Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), The Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECOTRUST), National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) and IUCN-Uganda Country Office (IUCN-UCO), organized a one-day CSO-Expert meeting at Golf Course Hotel in Kampala, aimed at facilitating CSO's working in the oil and gas sector to discuss and make comments on the Tilenga project’s Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report.

Launch of Human Wildlife Conflict Resilience Fund

Launch of Human Wildlife Conflict Resilience Fund

Cases of Human Wildlife conflict in Kasongoire parish, Budongo subcounty are reaching critically high levels with an average of 2 Chimpanzees killed or injured by local community members every other day. Two children were killed by chimpanzees in 2017, and they've been several reported cases of chimpanzee attacks on children between 1998 and 2015, leaving many of them with scars. As a result of the retaliatory killings, the number of chimpanzees in this migratory corridor (between Budongo and Bugoma Forest reserves), has drastically reduced to only 200 in number.

NCEA Facilitates Landscape Training on ESIA/SEA

NCEA Facilitates Landscape Training on ESIA/SEA

The Government of Uganda and Oil Companies are in the final stages of commencing oil production in the Albertine Graben of the country. Construction of oil & gas infrastructure such as pipelines and refineries pose a threat to the integrity of the eco-system and provision of International Public Goods in the region.

Integrating Ecosystem Services (IES) Into Development Planning

Integrating Ecosystem Services (IES) Into Development Planning

The Shared Resources, Joint Solutions (SRJS) and GIZ International Water Stewardship Program (IWaSP) in Uganda conducted an Ecosystem Values training workshop on the 3rd - 5th of April, 2018, during which implementing partners i.e. NAPE, AFIEGO, ECOTRUST, IUCN UCO and other participants from Civil Society and Government institutions were introduced to the potential application of Integrating the Eco-system services approach in political discourse.

Happy Birthday MAX!

Happy Birthday MAX!

Max Hamburger, established in 1968, is a Swedish family owned company that seeks to do business in a responsible manner, focusing on ethical leadership, social and ecological sustainability. The company has received several awards for their sustainability efforts including the 2009 GREEN AWARDS for creativity in sustainability as well as being recognized for inspiring others in the business.