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Environmental Defenders organized cleaning operations to remove plastic debris and polythene bags from a fishing community on Lake Albert

Plastic pollution is a common problem in the Lake Albert region because it is widely available, commonly used, and often discarded carelessly. Because of its strength and durability, plastics discarded into the environment have the potential to remain in soil or water for many years. Plastic pollution is a particular problem in the Lake Albert […]

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Environmental Defenders hosted the second environmental conservation and human rights education through sport event

Community education and awareness-building about environmental protection, human rights, and livelihoods are priorities of Environmental Defenders. In order to accomplish this, sporting activities and public discussions are organized, and residents of the Albertine region are encouraged to take action to stop the collapse of biodiversity. Due to this, a second event promoting environmental protection and […]

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Voices of defenders – Beatrice Rukanyanga

Beatrice has in-depth knowledge of the ecological system of the land in which she lives, understanding its most recent threats and sharing her indigenous knowledge. Through her voice we will discover her actions for climate justice, from campaigning in defense of the Bugoma forest to the use of traditional and indigenous techniques of conservation agriculture.

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Among pandemics, elections and human rights abuses. Testimonies and feedback from Women defenders

The overall goal of Environmental Defenders’ program Defend Defenders is to contribute to the enhancement of the respect of human rights in Uganda by strengthening the physical and digital security of Women Environmental and Human Rights Defenders (W-EHRDs). The 2020 is a challenging year; W-EHRDs working in the Albertine Region agree: “Human rights activism amidst […]

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Security concerns in land tenure data collection, monitoring and reporting environmental crimes and human rights abuses in land disputes

The porous borders between South Sudan, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo pass through the northern section of the Albertine Graben. It is a rural area enclosed between the DR Congo’ tropical rainforests and the South Sudanese grasslands, crossed by the White Nile flowing out from Lake Albert. Located far away from the edge […]