List of Central Forest Reserves of Uganda

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A Central Forest Reserve is a body of forest or woodland managed by the National Forestry Authority (NFA) under the National Forestry and Tree Planting Act 8/2003.[1]

The NFA is mandated to manage all 506 Central Forest Reserves in Uganda.[2] These reserves are part of the protected areas of Uganda. The total area of land covered is 12,657.47 km² or 6.3% of the total land area of Uganda.[3] They compose of natural forest like moist semi-deciduous forests and forest plantations mainly of pine and eucalyptus species. Legal activities done under the NFA are harvesting timber, re-planting and tourism.

List of Central Forest Reserves in Uganda:[4]

Rank Name Geodata Size in km² District Notes
1 Budongo 01°48′22″N 31°34′42″E / 1.80611°N 31.57833°E / 1.80611; 31.57833 817 Masindi/Hoima
2 Bugoma 01°15′20″N 30°58′00″E / 1.25556°N 30.96667°E / 1.25556; 30.96667 400 Hoima
3 Buhungiro 00°29′03″N 30°56′00″E / 0.48417°N 30.93333°E / 0.48417; 30.93333 11 Kyegegwa
4 Bujawe 50 Hoima
5 Bundekiki 5 Bundibugyo
6 Bwambara 00°40′48″S 29°49′26″E / 0.68000°S 29.82389°E / -0.68000; 29.82389 0.4 Rukungiri
7 Echuya 01°17′53″S 29°15′00″E / 1.29806°S 29.25000°E / -1.29806; 29.25000 36 Kisoro/Kabale
8 Fort Portal 0.7 Kabarole
9 Fumbya 4 Masindi
10 Guramwa 15 Kibale
11 Ibamba 3 Hoima
12 Ibambaro 37 Kabarole
13 Ihimbo 00°40′48″S 29°49′26″E / 0.68000°S 29.82389°E / -0.68000; 29.82389 5 Rukungiri
14 Itwara 87 Kabarole
15 Kabale 1.3 Kabale
16 Kabango-Mutandi 3.6 Bundibugyo
17 Kagadi 0.12 Kibaale
18 Kagombe 178 Kibaale
19 Kagorra 43 Kabarole
20 Kahurokobwire 11 Hoima
21 Kakasi 7.8 Kabarole
22 Kalinzu 0°24′43″S 30°04′48″E / 0.41194°S 30.08000°E / -0.41194; 30.08000 140 Bushenyi
23 Kanaga 6.6 Kibale
24 Kandanda-Ngobya 27 Hoima
25 Kaniabizo 0.39 Rukungiri
26 Kapchorwa 0.06 Kapchorwa
27 Kasato 26 Kibale
28 Kasokwa 0.69 Masindi
29 Kasongoire 12 Masindi
30 Kashoya-Kitomi 0°14′47″S 30°15′01″E / 0.24639°S 30.25028°E / -0.24639; 30.25028 384 Bushenyi/Mbarara
31 Kibego 13 Kabarole
32 Kibeka 96 Masindi
33 Kigulya Hill 4.11 Masindi
34 Kihaimira 5.5 Kibale
35 Kijuna 12 Kibale
36 Kikumiro 7.2 Kabarole
37 Kitechura 53 Kabarole
38 Kitony Hill 2.99 Masindi
39 Kyahaiguru 4.27 Hoima
40 Kyamugongo 1.19 Hoima
41 Kyamurangi 4.22 Kibale
42 Kyanthue 2.03 Rukungiri
43 Kyahara 4.81 Kabarole
44 Mabira 00°27′48″N 33°00′29″E / 0.46333°N 33.00806°E / 0.46333; 33.00806 300 Buikwe
45 Mafuga 37 Kabarole
46 Maseege 9.37 Masindi
47 Mataa 1.06 Bundibugyo
48 Matiri 55 Kabarole
49 Mburamaizi 5.04 Rukungiri
50 Mpanga 4.53 Mpigi
51 Mubuku 17 Kasese
52 Muhangi 19 Kabarole
53 Muhunga 4.12 Kibale
54 Mukihani 37 Hoima
55 Muko 1.67 Kabale
56 Musoma 2.7 Masindi
57 Nakuyazo 3.48 Kibale
58 Nkera 7.5 Kabarole
59 North Rwenzori 35 Bundibugyo/Ntoroko
60 Nsekuro Hill 1.3 Masindi
61 Nyabigoye 4.77 Kibale
62 Nyabiku 3.73 Kibale
63 Nyburongo 1.72 Bundibugyo
64 Nyabyeya 3.55 Masindi
65 Nyakarongo 35 Kibale
66 Nyakunyu 4.6 Masindi
67 Nyamakere 39 Masindi
68 Oruha 3.45 Kabarole
69 Rukara 4.5 Kibale
70 Rukungiri 0.24 Rukungiri
71 Rushaya 0.29 Rukungiri
72 Ruzaire 12 Kibale
73 Rwengeye 3.23 Kibale
74 Rwengiri 1.55 Rukungiri
75 Rwensama 1.21 Masindi
76 Rwensambya 6.72 Kabarole
77 Wambabya 34 Hoima

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ecolex (2003). "National Forest and Tree Planting Act, 2003 (No. 8 of 2003)". ECOLEX. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  2. ^ "National Forestry Authority". Nfa.org.ug. 2011-11-08. Retrieved 2013-07-21.
  3. ^ "Forests Functions and Classification," National Forest Augthority of Uganda Archived 2012-09-06 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "AlbertinaRift.org" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-04-25.