The study focused on wetland degradation in Uganda: A case study of Kiwanataka
wetland in Kampala District.lt was carried out to examine the varrious causes of
kinawataka wet land degradation,asses the human activities carried in and around the
wet land and to establish solution for the problems brought about as a result of
kinawataka wet land degragation.
The wetland of Kinawataka in Kampala was used as a sample for the study.
Questionnaires, interviews, literature review, recording, photography and observation
were employed as tools in the study.
Results from the study indicate wetland degradation being on the increase to the extent
that in the near future, Kiwanataka wetland resources may face extinction.
This has been attributed to uncontrolled development activities by the people, poor
planning and coordination among the various stake holders namely NEMA, KCC and
Industrial developers, ignorance among the people of the need for wetlands, weak legal
framework and enforcement capacities among the partners involved in wetland
conservation and environment generally.
From the Study therefore it is concluded that there is need for an amendment in the
NEMA Act and other related laws so as to give it powers to punish offenders involved
in wetland degradation. Coordination and cooperation among the environment
management agencies NEMA, KCC, planning unit, developers and the local community. Community participation in the conservation of wetlands and the Environment generally should be encouraged through seminars, mass media especially up to the grassroots.
If there no is a positive change in wetlands conservation and environment generally,
Kampala District will continue facing severe floods, pollution, loss of bio-diversity in wetlands and general change in its microclimate.
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Research, SSA. "Wetland Degradation In Uganda; The Case Study Of Kinawataka, Nakawa Division Kampala District" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 10 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/wetland-degradation-in-uganda-the-case-study-of-kinawataka-nakawa-division-kampala-district . Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.
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Research, SSA. "Wetland Degradation In Uganda; The Case Study Of Kinawataka, Nakawa Division Kampala District" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed June 19, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/wetland-degradation-in-uganda-the-case-study-of-kinawataka-nakawa-division-kampala-district