HOPE FOR NATURE
Hope for Nature is a registered community based charity, non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to improving Islands community livelihoods and conserving, protecting and restoring threatened species. The organization work to link Islands community to conservation actions by inspiring and engaging the local community to learn about the incredible threatened biodiversity and the measures that can be taken collectively in a sustainable way.
Hope for Nature recognizes the importance of improving livelihoods and conserving threatened in this natural beautiful and bio-diverse archipelago. By supporting innovative species restorations, pioneering livelihoods improvement programs, public health and conservation projects in the archipelago to ensure it is preserved for this and future generations to enjoy.While remembering that species extinction and catastrophic climate change threaten all life on Earth. So we must take action today.
Koome is an archipelago in Mukono District, consisting of 17 Islands in Lake Victoria, is a unique area and home to many aquatic and terrestrial species that do not exist anywhere in Uganda. Hope for Nature aims to improve livelihoods, protect the vulnerable ecosystems found on Koome Islands by conserving, restoring species and habitats; and driving sustainable solutions. With 66% of Islands species declining every decade and 72% of the Islands community unaware of the high level of threats facing our species, it is time we work together to reverse this trend.
Hope for Nature recognise the importance of improving livelihoods and conserving threatened in this natural beautiful and biodiverse Islands. By supporting innovative, pioneering livelihoods improvement, public health and conservation projects in Koome Islands to ensure the Islands
are preserved for future generations to enjoy.
“To safeguard our future, we must improve livelihoods of resource users and conserve or protect biodiversity”.
Nature has the power to heal itself and to heal us, if we let it. That’s what Hope for Nature is all about; restoring ecosystems to the point where nature can take care of itself, and restoring species’ relationship with the Islands community resource users. Reconnecting with what matters.
Islands local communities, or those who directly rely on nature, are at the heart of biodiversity conservation, protection and sustainable resource use. We empower and work closely with Islands local communities and other stakeholders and their local governments to shift from being resource users to environmental stewards. Remembering that the biodiversity hotspots are located in Koomearchipelago is burdened by poverty, food insecurity, and intensifying climate change among others.
These underlying drivers of biodiversity loss and poverty are a result of unsustainable human activity and behavior. To protect biodiversity – and the prosperity of Islands communities in this rich biodiversity area – we must adopt and spur demand for more responsible and sustainable practices that safeguard soil, water, forests, and wildlife.