Climate Proofing Conservation Landscapes in Western Uganda

Farmer inspecting her healthy maize cobs. Photo ©Daniel Abowe.

To stop deforestation and wetland conversion, a new “climate smart” agricultural technique increases and extends soil fertility, removing the need to clear new forest for agriculture. So far, harvests have more than doubled.

Farmers pleased to see that their maize is growing despite the drought. Photo ©Daniel Abowe.

WCS and partners have been helping farmers adapt to climate change in return for their participation in forest and wetland conservation.

Keeping forests intact safeguards chimpanzee habitat while protecting farmers against climate change. Photo by Julie Larsen Maher/WCS.



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