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Location Uganda, Africa
  • News Food forests grown by Nile Basin farmers restore wetlands and bring back a turtle, (Feb 28, 2024)
  • News Climate change: Saving Uganda's mountain gorillas, BBC News (Dec 01, 2023)
  • News Conservationists work to restore last remnant of a once-great Ugandan forest, (Aug 25, 2023)

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Building a solid future, Haileybury Youth Trust, Ashden Award
Authors: Ashden, Jun 16, 2017

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

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Uganda has 60 protected areas, including ten national parks: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Rwenzori Mountains National Park (both UNESCO World Heritage Sites), Kibale National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Mount Elgon National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Semuliki National Park.

Uganda is home to a vast number of species, including a population of mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, gorillas and golden monkeys in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, and hippos in the Murchison Falls National Park.Jackfruit can also be found throughout the country.

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

Uganda has 60 protected areas, including ten national parks. W

Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]

Trees for Integration
Authors: salveinternational, Mar 31, 2014

Community and voluntary action[edit | edit source]

PONT - a partnership to fight poverty, community to community link between Rhondda Cynon Taf in South Wales and a district in Uganda called Mbale.

Social inclusion[edit | edit source]

Uganda has made significant progress in eradicating poverty and achieved the first millennium development goal of halving the number of people in extreme poverty. Uganda was listed as the 9th most successful country in Africa as regards poverty eradication. W

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About Uganda[edit | edit source]

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Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. The country is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda is in the African Great Lakes region, lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied but generally modified equatorial climate. As of 2023, it has a population of around 49.6 million, of which 8.5 million live in the capital and largest city of Kampala.

Uganda is named after the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a large portion of the south of the country, including the capital Kampala, and whose language Luganda is widely spoken throughout the country. From 1894, the area was ruled as a protectorate by the United Kingdom, which established administrative law across the territory. Uganda gained independence from the UK on 9 October 1962. The period since then has been marked by violent conflicts, including an eight-year-long military dictatorship led by Idi Amin.

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Keywords countries
Authors Phil Green
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Language English (en)
Related 0 subpages, 3 pages link here
Aliases Uganda
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Created April 21, 2007 by Chris Watkins
Modified March 22, 2024 by Phil Green
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