A study on the role of human activities in the degradation of wetlands was
carried out h Lumbuye village, luuka county Iganga district in Uganda.
The variables considered included identifying the reasons for degrading
Lumbuye wetland, examining the effects of wetland degradation and
identifying local efforts to address, poor wetland management practices
and suggestions ~or improvement on the sustainable utilization and
management of wetland resources.
To investigate the above variables a general survey research design was
used data collection tools included interview, photography, observation,
literature review and questionnaire.
The study identified the human activities carried out within and around
Lumbuye wetland~ These include crop growing where rice is the most
dominant practice, human settlement, grazing cattle due to communal
ownership of the wetland, sand extraction where by people as far as
Iganga extract sand from lumbuye wetland.
The study re~ealed effects of ooor ~ctlard ~anagcment. The major
impacts of poor wetland rianagemen in t~he a ea as the si~udy identified
were biodirersity loss, s~] erosion, loss ‘ s ci ~ii y. The researcher
identified what has been done to 2ro~ect wetlands from being degraded
including the setting up of policies and las to manage the wetland,
The study came up with ecommendatiois that mus be pu in place in
order to manage v~tlands They ine’ud~d riassive environmental
education and awareness of the pubik. and decision makers, advancement
and implementation of regulatory laws and policies, population control
policies, soil erosion control methods, community participation amongst others.
SSA, R (2021). The Role Of Human Activities In The Degradation Of’ Wetlans A Case Study Of Lumbuye Wetland In Luuka County, Iganga District. Afribary.com: Retrieved June 21, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/the-role-of-human-activities-in-the-degradation-of-wetlans-a-case-study-of-lumbuye-wetland-in-luuka-county-iganga-district
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Research, SSA. "The Role Of Human Activities In The Degradation Of’ Wetlans A Case Study Of Lumbuye Wetland In Luuka County, Iganga District" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed June 21, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/the-role-of-human-activities-in-the-degradation-of-wetlans-a-case-study-of-lumbuye-wetland-in-luuka-county-iganga-district