Community Participation in Planning Resource Utilisation from within a National Park: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

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The Ugandan national parks service is setting a strategy of multiple use within its parks, with community participation in the management of forest areas. The aim is to allow harvesting of non- timber forest products in a sustainable manner. 7 'pilot' communities have been identified, and PRA is to used in these areas to undertake JFM. Community committees have been set up, although they consist mostly of local leaders. A number of historical and visual techniques attempted in order to promote small and large group discussions, and collaborative forest management agreements. Both the community and the national parks board appear to be happy with the progress so far.

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Of interest to those planning joint forest management at district level, and to government officials and NGOs at all levels.
CARE Uganda
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CARE Uganda

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D : Agriculture and NRM : Forestry and agroforestry 337