3 of 7 people
Three out of every seven people in the world depend on sea-food and fish as their main source of protein.
44% of world’s population
About 44 percent of the world’s population lives within 150 kilometers (93 miles) of the ocean.
Up to 10x more carbon
Up to 10 times more carbon is stored in water habitats than tropical forests per unit area.
We seek to TRIPLE the Uganda’s water and water catchment areas under conservation and protection while innovating new ways to sustainably and optimally utilise the Biodiversity. We do this by helping communities secure and monitor their waters; enabling the inclusion of water habitats in climate policies; and disrupting damaging practices.
In the recent past, East Africa and in particular Uganda has seen unprecedented water-levels rise and this is one of the grim impacts predicted by a recent United Nations report.
By the end of the century, more of the East Africa’s waters could be hot, acidic and lifeless — with catastrophic implications for marine life, Earth’s climate and the food security of over 150 million people. This has been evidenced on Lake Victoria, Lake Albert and River Nile where pollution has risen to levels not seen before.
NB. Immediate and transformative action is needed to prevent the UN’s stark warning from becoming reality. Enough talking has been done, it is time to act.