Tenure in Mystery: Status of Land under Wildlife, Forestry and Mining Concessions in Karamoja Region, Uganda

Tenure in Mystery: Status of Land under Wildlife, Forestry and Mining Concessions in Karamoja Region, Uganda
By Herbert Kamusiime, Eddie Nsamba-Gayiiya, Margaret A. Rugadya August 2010

Tenure in Mystery collates information on land under conservation, forestry and mining in the Karamoja region.

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The aim of this study is to factually ground interventions for securing tenure and livelihoods on contemporary and up to date information obtained from the relevant departments or agencies of government concerned with wildlife  conservation, protection of forested areas and mining of minerals in Uganda. Findings show that communities are vulnerable to internal and external loss of land and its resources without information, that empowers them to protect,  negotiate and participate in their ownership, use and management.  Set in four chapters, this report details changes generated by the degazettement of  conservation areas in 2002 and the current status of Forest reserves in Karamoja region, with community views on their existence and utilisation in the first chapter.