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Uganda - Protected Areas Management and Sustainable Use Project (English)

The Protected Areas Management and Sustainable Use Project, will ensure the effective, long-term conservation of Uganda's biodiversity, through a sustainable, and cost-effective management of its wildlife, and cultural resources. To this end, the project components will: 1) fund the establishment of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), develop its internal systems, management team, and governance structure. A strategic plan was developed for the agency, which includes methodologies for facilitating the annual operating plans for the protected areas. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) share of this component reflects incremental costs for the administration of a protected area system, economically justified due to the competing land uses, and the basic needs of the relatively poor, rural population. The rationalization process involves the protection of the biodiversity heritage, and ecosystems, to provide sound basis for a sustainable tourism sector. The project will also ensure appropriate resettlement plans; 2) provide logistical support, equipment, and construction funds to establish new programs for environmental conservation education, to include a range of exhibits, and awareness campaigns, supporting biodiversity conservation; 3) provide training, management support, and technical capacity building, to enable the Wildlife Department implement its responsibilities under relevant international treaties, particularly to function s the management authority for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Moreover, a sustainable tourism framework will be established, based on policy development, and an enabling legislation; and, 4) provide moderate, operational funds, equipment, and civil works to continue the establishment of the Uganda Museums and Monument Agency, to facilitate its offerings expansion, and identify new antiquarian sites.

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Uganda - Protected Areas Management and Sustainable Use Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/525121468778177363/Uganda-Protected-Areas-Management-and-Sustainable-Use-Project