The forests are currently experiencing encroachment and other illegal forest activities leading to over exploitation and degradation of eco systems. Therefore it is the intention of this project to enhance carbon sequestration by increasing tree cover in these areas along Queen Elizabeth national park to contribute meaningfully to the conservation of forests and maintenance of their several ecological functions.
The project will help water quality of river streams and water bodies from the disturbance in the high altitude ecosystems, serve as wild life corridors that sustain important species. Sensitizing the communities around ishasha sector queen Elizabeth national park on importance of trees will curb deforestation and reduce surface runoffs that otherwise will have an impact on silt in the waterways with emphasis on river ishasha and ntungwa that flows into lake Edward. In the error of global warming trees and shrubs planted along river ways of ishasha, Ntugwa River and riparian areas will reduce water temperature that will enhance quality life for aquatic species and water purification.