Wetlands Management Department

Wetlands Management Department (WMD) is mandated to manage wetland resources and its goal is to sustain the biophysical and socio-economic values of the wetlands in Uganda for present and future generations. Below are documents on wetlands categorised by region.

Categories

Central Region Wetland Files

Central Region Wetland Files ( 16 Files )

Wetland Inventory Reports and Maps of the Districts; Kampala, Kalangala, Kiboga, Masaka, Sembabule, Mpigi, Mubende, Mukono, Nakasongola.

Northern Region Wetland Files

Northern Region Wetland Files ( 12 Files )

Wetland Inventory Reports and Maps of the Districts; Adjumani, Apac, Moyo, Arua, Nebbi and Lira.

Western Region Wetland Files

Western Region Wetland Files ( 18 Files )

Wetland Inventory Reports and Maps of the Districts; Bushenyi, Hoima, Kabale, Kasese, Kibaale, Kisoro, Masindi, Mbarara, Ntungamo.

Eastern Region Wetland Files

Eastern Region Wetland Files ( 19 Files )

Wetland Inventory Reports and Maps of the Districts; Bugiri, Jinja, Busia, Iganga, Kamuli, Kapchorwa, Katakwi, Mbale and Moroto.

Documents

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Environmental and Social Management Plan Environmental and Social Management Plan

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This document is an Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) for the “Building Resilient Communities and Ecosystems through Restoration of Wetlands and Associated Catchments in Uganda” proposal submitted to the Green Climate Fund for funding.

Uganda National Wetlands Policy 1995 Uganda National Wetlands Policy 1995

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Wetlands, commonly known as swamps in Uganda, are a resource of considerable importance, just like forests, rangelands, arable land, and open water resources.

Wetland resources in Uganda have traditionally been utilised by the people as a source of materials for construction, crafts, furniture, and as hunting and fishing areas. Traditionally seasonal wetlands and margins of permanent wetlands have been used for grazing cattle, growing crops and as a source for domestic water. In addition, they are a major habitat for wildlife resources. Despite these values, wetlands have hitherto been regarded as "wastelands" and many have been reclaimed and degraded.

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