Can Wetland User Permits Co-exist with Traditional Wetland Use?

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Both the State and local communities have important roles to play in the realistic and effective management of Uganda’s wetlands.
Neither can manage without the other.

Wetlands are a vital part of Uganda’s geography and constitute a key resource for development, with many ecological functions and socio-economic benefits to the community.

The purpose of this brief is to compare the legal process of acquiring wetland user permits and the reality on ground—as well as the implication of this on communities who rely on these wetlands as traditional users.