The Green and Blue Life Uganda project focuses on Uganda with its magnificent beauty of diverse vegetation zones. Vast savannah grasslands, tropical rainforests, majestic volcanoes and mountains exceeding 5000m (16000 ft) covered by glaciers all traverse Uganda’s varied landscape.
Amongst the incredibly diverse fauna, only rivalled by several remote areas in Congo, belongs the largest and one of the rarest primate species - the mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei). There is currently a population of around one thousand mountain gorillas in the wild with roughly half the population living in Uganda. Along with another 22 primate species including chimpanzees, the country’s territory provides a shared habitat for elephants, hippos, giraffes, hyenas, leopards, lions, Nile crocodiles, shoebills and vultures.
Uganda’s uniqueness and sheer beauty inspired us to start this project. Our aim is to gradually extend the conservation area – home to the many voiceless creatures whose existence is currently restricted mainly to national parks’ limits.
Your donations will allow us to buy land alongside the borders of the conservation area and let the jungle reclaim what was once hers. A once lost natural habitat will be returned to thousands of living creatures with one main human benefit as a side effect - offsetting our carbon footprint by producing oxygen.
If there is one global problem that stands out in Uganda, it must be waste management. There is neither a waste collection nor a recycling system in place meaning that most rubbish gets burned by Ugandans themselves. Blaming people who lack appropriate information, resources and skills, however, is simply ignorant. As part of our mission to drive change, we are joining the ranks of other existing projects focussed on this pressing issue.