Because of its unique bio-geographical location, Uganda boasts of very
rich biodiversity compared to many African countries. This biodiversity
makes a significant contribution to Uganda’s national sustainable
development and poverty eradication goals.
Besides having a high socio-economic value, Uganda’s rich biodiversity
also forms a key part of future sustainable economic development and
growth. Many of the sectors targeted for future economic growth – such
as fisheries, hydropower, tourism and agriculture – depend directly on
biological resources and ecosystems. Biodiversity conservation also
maintains a diverse pool of genetic resources available for future
developments and applications, some of which may not be known now.
These may contribute further to the development of tourism and leisure
activities, and to the use of resources for a wide variety of agricultural,
industrial, pharmaceutical, medicinal and other applications.