The main purpose of this study was to find out the causes of wetland degradation in Jinja
District, Uganda. The study covered the awareness of the people on wetlands; the values
of the ecosystems; and the impacts of wetland’ degradation, so as to come up with
strategies for better management and conservation of the Lake Victoria wetlands.
This study found that wetland degradation was attributed to by anthropogenic factors
including industrial pollution, over-harvesting, dumping, introduction of invasive species,
deforestation, sedimentation and increased human population. However, pollution was
the highest (27%), agriculture being the second as others follow.
A total number of 160 respondents were randomly and purposively sampled. Data were
collected using questionnaires, interview and literature review. The data collected were
analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS Ver.ll.5) and presented in
frequencies and percentages in various graphs.
The study recommended some measures to be put in place
Among the proposed measures include to equip the environmental planners with facilities
and resources such as finance and to monitor the ecosystems and various activities taking
place around it, use of laws and further research to quantify and distinguish between the
contributions of the major causes of wetland degradation (of Lake Victoria) to its present
Public awareness through education by trained officers to the local people should be done
to achieve the best of wetland management and sustainable use of resources.
Research, S. (2022). WETLAND DEGRADATION IN JINJA DISTRICT; A CASE STUDY OF LAKE VICTORIA, UGANDA. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/wetland-degradation-in-jinja-district-a-case-study-of-lake-victoria-uganda-2
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Research, SSA . "WETLAND DEGRADATION IN JINJA DISTRICT; A CASE STUDY OF LAKE VICTORIA, UGANDA" Afribary (2022). Accessed September 29, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/wetland-degradation-in-jinja-district-a-case-study-of-lake-victoria-uganda-2