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close this bookNational Policy for the Conservation and Management of Wetland Resources (Ministry of Natural Resources - Uganda, 1995, 23 p.)
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View the documentFOREWORD
View the documentEXECUTIVE SUMMARY
View the documentOVERVIEW
Open this folder and view contents1.0 FUNCTIONS AND USES OF WETLANDS
View the document2.0 WETLAND RESOURCE PROBLEMS
View the document3.0 GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
View the document4.0 AIM
View the document5.0 GOALS
View the document6.0 KEY PRINCIPLES
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View the documentAnnex 1: GUIDELINES FOR WETLAND RESOURCE DEVELOPERS
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6.0 KEY PRINCIPLES

The National Wetland Conservation and Management Policy, in pursuance of the above goals, will be based on the following principles:

(a) Wetland resources form an integral part of the environment and their conservation must be pursued in the context of an interaction between conservation and the overall development strategies and activities.

(b) Wetland conservation can only be achieved through a co-ordinated and co-operative approach involving all the concerned people and organisations in the country, including the local communities.

(c) It is of vital importance for wetland conservation and management that the present attitudes and perceptions of Ugandans regarding wetland be changed.

These basic policy principles will be brought to bear through the strategies described herein below.