Research Papers/Topics in Environment and Resource Management

Assessment Of The Distribution Of Macarangakilimandscharjca Tree Species Inmukuraforestreserve. A Case Study Of Rusebeya And Mukura Sectors In Rutsiro District, Western Province, Rwanda

ABSTRACTMacaranga kilimandscharica (Umusekera) family Euphorbiaceae is one among the tree specieswhich occur in Mukura forest reserve which is threatened by local people due to its uses such as fire wood, charcoal , timber ,medicine, and poles for house construction . Despite that, it is being threatened within Mukura forest reserve yet its distribution, density and habitat status are unknown. This study was conducted within Mukura forest to find out the distribution in thediff...

SEWAGE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN NYAKASANGA, KASESE TOWN COUNCIL, KASESE DISTRICT

ABSTRACTSewage management has become a problem for many developing nations which poses a risk of spread of sanitation related diseases especially among densely populated areas. This study was done to assess the management of municipal waste water with the major objective of generating information which can be used by stakeholders to improve its management so as to safeguard the environment an promote health of Nyakasanga community and the surrounding areas. The target...

CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE EFFORTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE IN ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION IN TUKUYU, MBEYA-RUNGWE DISTRICT TANZANIA

ABSTRACTNormally at the absolute bottom of the social strata, whether in rich or poor countries, are theindigenous or native peoples who are generally the least powerful, most neglected groups inthe world.In many countries these indigenous people are repressed by traditional caste systems,discriminatory laws, economics, or prejudice. Unique cultures are disappearing along withbiological diversity as natural habitats are destroyed to satisfy industrialised world appetitesfor resources. Accordi...

THE CAUSES AND IMPACTS OF SOIL EROSION ON THE UPPER SLOPES OF MOUNT KILIMAJARO~ A CASE STUDY OF TEMA VILLAGE, MBOKOMU WARD, MOSHI RURAL DISTRICT

4~STRACTIn this 21St century the problem facing rural areas in developingcountries like Tanzania are numerous. Formidable Social andEconomic services are deteriorating and proving to beunsustainable; school enrollment rates are declining, foodsituation is precarious, infant and maternal mortality ratescontinues to be high, unemployment is on the rise, landshortage, triggering off high population which led to the landdegradation.This study investigated the causes and impact of soil erosion ont...

THE EFFECTS OF WATER SCARCITY ON THE LIVELIHOODS OF NOMADIC PASTORALISTS: A CASE STUDY OF KATHILE SUE-COUNTY, KAABONG DISTRICT,

ABSTRACTThe study aimed at establishing the effects of watet scarcity on the livelihoods of the nomadicpastoralists. The study was guided by three objectives that is to say to determine the factorscontributing to water scarcity, to identify the challenges nomads face due to water scarcity and toexamine the adaptation strategies the nomadic pastoralists have adopted to counter waterscarcity. The study was conducted in Kathile Sub County in Kaabong district where the countryhas got most cases o...

THE EFFECTS OF WATER SCARCITY ON THE LIVELIHOODS OF NOMADIC PASTORALISTS: A CASE STUDY OF KATHILE SUE-COUNTY, KAABONG DISTRICT

BSTRACTThe study aimed at establishing the effects of watet scarcity on the livelihoods of the nomadicpastoralists. The study was guided by three objectives that is to say to determine the factorscontributing to water scarcity, to identify the challenges nomads face due to water scarcity and toexamine the adaptation strategies the nomadic pastoralists have adopted to counter waterscarcity. The study was conducted in Kathile Sub County in Kaabong district where the countryhas got most cases of...

WETLAND DEGRADATION IN JINJA DISTRICT; A CASE STUDY OF LAKE VICTORIA, UGANDA

ABSTRACTThe main purpose of this study was to find out the causes of wetland degradation in JinjaDistrict, Uganda. The study covered the awareness of the people on wetlands; the valuesof the ecosystems; and the impacts of wetland’ degradation, so as to come up withstrategies for better management and conservation of the Lake Victoria wetlands.This study found that wetland degradation was attributed to by anthropogenic factorsincluding industrial pollution, over-harvesting, dumping, introduc...

THE IMPLICATION OF WETLAND DEGRADATION ON THE ENVIRONMENT IN RUKUNGIRI DISTRICT. A CASE STUDY OF NYARUZINGA VILLAGE.

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study is to understand the phenomenon of wetlanddegradation on the environment in Rukungiri District Nyaruzinga Parish withsome references made to neighbouring parishes.The study was guided by four objectives that is; to find out the causes of wetlanddegradation, identify the consequences of wetland degradation on theenvironment, to find out what has been done to minimize the consequences andto recommend and suggest possible solutions on how to control wetlanddegra...

THE CHALLENGES OF WETLAND MANAGEMENT IN MAKINDYE DIVISION KAMPALA UGANDA

ABSTRACT The study examined the challenges in the management of Kasanga and Kyetinda Wetlands in Makindye division Kampala district. The study aimed to establish human activities in Kasanga and Kyetinda wetlands in Makindye division Kampala district and identify the management issues. Using a semi-structured questionnaire, interview guide and direct observations, 48 respondents including NEMA officials, community leaders and residents were interviewed. Results majorly show three activities i...