Exploring the Potential Influence of Weather Patterns and Anthropogenic Activities on Biodiversity and Disease Burden in Uganda

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Exploring the Potential Influence of Weather Patterns and Anthropogenic Activities on Biodiversity and Disease Burden in Uganda

September 9, 2021 Environment and Earth Science 0

The goal of this study was to see how weather patterns and human activities can affect Uganda’s biodiversity and disease burden. Weather patterns are changing in Uganda, posing a severe threat to the country’s natural resources, biodiversity, and health, as well as its social and economic growth. Changes in the form of increasing temperatures and inter-annual rainfall variability are expected to persist. The reemergence of pests and illnesses, as well as the growing frequency of catastrophic floods, will continue to cause social and economic burdens. Plant mass loss owing to low rainfall and warm temperatures The symbiotic link between plants and animals, including insects, will be disrupted if desertification is promoted. Some plant and animal species may become extinct or change their distribution and/or behaviour. Controlled anthropogenic activities, enforcement of existing policies and regulations on the sustainable use of ecosystem resources, education of all stakeholders, institutional capacity to design and implement adaptation and mitigation strategies, and improved weather and biodiversity monitoring are all recommended.

Author (S) Details

Dr. Fredrick George Kabbale
Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Makerere University, P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda. Directorate of Research and Graduate Studies, Busoga University, P.O. Box 154, Iganga, Uganda.

Martha A. Kaddumukasa
Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Makerere University, P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda. Wits Research Institute for Malaria, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical School, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, 2193 Park town, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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