Women and girls from Uganda’s Lake Albert region and the Democratic Republic of the Congo observed the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Environmental Defenders organized a number of events between November 25 and December 10 to promote women’s rights among the fishing villages in the Lake Albert region of Uganda and the DR Congo. Public education and outreach about gender-based violence, especially against women and girls, which is at its worst among local communities in the Lake […]

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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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New partenership in restoring 450 acres of native savannah and dry grassland ecosystems

The Lake Albert region is a unique ecological zone with a rich array of biodiversity, from fungi to mountain gorillas, and over 42 bird species.  Unfortunately, oil and gas exploration, large-scale agribusiness, and illegal logging have destroyed wildlife habitat and reduced indigenous tree cover. Environmental Defenders has a track record of successful restoration to reverse habitat […]