Protecting Nature to Halt the Climate Catastrophe

At Umoja Conservation Trust, we protect forests that engross and stock climate-warming carbon by working with private businesses, government ministries, departments, and agencies to actively engage in conservation. – as well as account for their impacts on biodiversity; enabling private investment in forest protection initiatives; and aiding locals to protect forests, water bodies and wetlands. 

No matter what, if we don’t protect and restore nature, we will fail to prevent catastrophic climate breakdown. 

Urban Greening

The scientific community overwhelmingly agrees that we have 10 years to drastically cut our greenhouse gas emissions, or humanity will suffer devastating consequences. 

> 30% of action 

Protecting, restoring and sustainably managing natural ecosystems, such as old-growth forests, marshes, mangroves and peat lands, could account for at least 30 percent of action needed to avoid the worst climate scenarios. 

Protecting Water Bodies to Protect Humanity

Oceans, lakes, rivers and wetlands are the origin and engine of all life on this planet — and they are in extreme peril. 


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.