Wetlands in Uganda’s Kigezi region are under increasing pressure from the growing human population in need of fertile farmland. Poor agricultural practices in upland areas have led to soil exhaustion and degradation, thus resulting in reduced yields and harvests.
The EWT Drylands Conservation Programme, in partnership with the Grootfontein Agricultural Institute, held Karoo bossie (vegetation) identification days around Loxton this week.
Why should we, as conservationists, be concerned about gender issues? If our mandate is species and habitat conservation, why and how do we incorporate gender without overstepping our mark?
The Karoo is an iconic and timeless landscape that has been farmed for large-scale small stock production for almost 400 years.
A key outcome of this workshop was the potential for new populations of the Clanwilliam Sandfish to be found in the relatively unexplored Tankwa River.