Albertine Rift


Many challenges to conservation exist in the Albertine Rift region and WCS’s Albertine Rift Program works with the various country programs in the region to tackle them.  Some of the challenges form direct threats to conservation through removal of habitat or species while others are more indirect in their effects.  WCS International identifies four main challenges that it seeks to address and provide expertise in: 1) human livelihoods; 2) climate change; 3) disease threats and 4) extractive industries.

While these four capture most of the challenges in the Albertine Rift there are others that deserve specific mention and we have highlighted eight on this web site:

  1. Climate change
  2. Connectivity
  3. Conflict resolution
  4. Industrial development
  5. Human livelihoods
  6. Transboundary conservation
  7. Methods development
  8. Capacity building

The last two are less challenges and more specific needs to be able to improve conservation in the region. We describe the various challenges and show how WCS is tackling each of them on their respective pages.