Progress since project inception to date (August 2021)
Engaged all stakeholders at community, sub-county, district and national level
Ten Community Conservation Committees (4 Pallisa, 4 Ngora and 2 Kumi) established in 14 fishing villages and trained.
Key biodiversity hotspots such as birds (crested crane) nesting places and fish breeding and nursery grounds, animal grazing lands, agricultural farm lands, sand mining areas, and cultural sites were identified, besides the key spots for reptiles and mammals including (crocodiles, hippopotamus).
Baseline information on diversity, abundance, spatial distribution of fish, birds, reptiles, mammal and amphibians in the Lake Nyaguo catchment was also established.
An assessment of the possible alternative livelihood options was undertaken and the proposals include; Aquaculture and dams for watering animals was (Ngora district); small scale businesses, and provision of legal fishing gears e.g. gillnets (Pallisa district), and provision of education services like books and other equipment to the schools within the project vicinity.