Sharing information resources on ecosystem services and biodiversity in the African Great Lakes helps foster collaborative and more strategic efforts.

There are many existing partnerships, plans, reports, decision tools and other valuable information resources that can help inform strategic decision making to address ecosystem services and biodiversity. On this page we bring these information resources together with brief descriptions and direct links to help you quickly find those resources that meet your individual needs.

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Relevance of Wetlands to the African Great Lakes

Authored by jndiba

Wetlands are some of the zones which have been misused by surrounding communities despite the huge benefits they provide in the ecosystem. Based on a definition by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, a wetland is an area or zone where soil is covered or saturated by water at different times of the year or throughout the year. Wetlands provide habitats for both aquatic and terrestrial species. The aquatic environment offers ideal conditions for the growth and establishment of aquatic plants and promotes the development of soils with aquatic characteristics.