Lake Nabugabo

UGATIPA24
Lake Nabugabo

Country: Uganda

Administrative region: Central (Region)

Central co-ordinates: 0.33312 S, 31.90471 E

Qualifying IPA Criteria

A(i)Site contains one or more globally threatened species, C(iii)Site contains nationally threatened or restricted habitat or vegetation types, AND/OR habitats that have severely declined in extent nationally

IPA assessment rationale

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Site description

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Botanical significance

Habitat and geology

Conservation issues

Site assessor(s)

IPA criterion A species

Species Qualifying sub-criterion ≥ 1% of global population ≥ 5% of national population 1 of 5 best sites nationally Entire global population Socio-economically important Abundance at site
Emilia cryptantha C.Jeffrey A(i) True True True False False Unknown
Senecio navugabensis C.Jeffrey A(i) True True True True False Scarce
Vernonia tinctosetosa C.Jeffrey A(i) True True True False False Unknown
Agelanthus entebbensis (Sprague) Polhill & Wiens A(i) True True True False False Unknown
Englerina schubotziana (Engl. & K.Krause) Polhill & Wiens A(i) True True True False False Unknown
Oldenlandia duemmeri S.Moore A(i) True True True False False Common
Xyris ednae Lock A(i) True True True False False Unknown

Emilia cryptantha C.Jeffrey

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Unknown

Senecio navugabensis C.Jeffrey

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
True
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Scarce

Vernonia tinctosetosa C.Jeffrey

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Unknown

Agelanthus entebbensis (Sprague) Polhill & Wiens

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Unknown

Englerina schubotziana (Engl. & K.Krause) Polhill & Wiens

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Unknown

Oldenlandia duemmeri S.Moore

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Common

Xyris ednae Lock

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Unknown

IPA criterion C qualifying habitats

Habitat Qualifying sub-criterion ≥ 5% of national resource ≥ 10% of national resource 1 of 5 best sites nationally Areal coverage at site
Freshwater marshes (VU) C(iii) False False True 94

Freshwater marshes (VU)

Qualifying sub-criterion:
C(iii)
≥ 5% of national resource:
False
≥ 10% of national resource:
False
Areal coverage at site:
94

General site habitats

General site habitat Percent coverage Importance
Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest No value Minor
Grassland - Subtropical/Tropical Dry Lowland Grassland No value Major
Grassland - Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded Lowland Grassland No value Major
Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Rivers, Streams, Creeks [includes waterfalls] No value Minor
Wetlands (inland) - Seasonal/Intermittent/Irregular Rivers, Streams, Creeks No value Minor
Wetlands (inland) - Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands [generally over 8 ha] No value Major
Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Freshwater Lakes [over 8 ha] No value Major
Wetlands (inland) - Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools [under 8 ha] No value Minor

Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Minor

Grassland - Subtropical/Tropical Dry Lowland Grassland

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Major

Grassland - Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded Lowland Grassland

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Major

Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Rivers, Streams, Creeks [includes waterfalls]

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Minor

Wetlands (inland) - Seasonal/Intermittent/Irregular Rivers, Streams, Creeks

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Minor

Wetlands (inland) - Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands [generally over 8 ha]

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Major

Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Freshwater Lakes [over 8 ha]

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Major

Wetlands (inland) - Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools [under 8 ha]

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Minor

Land use types

Land use type Percent coverage Importance
Nature conservation No value Major
Agriculture (arable) No value
Tourism / Recreation No value
Forestry No value Minor
Extractive industry No value
Harvesting of wild resources No value

Nature conservation

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Major

Agriculture (arable)

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:

Tourism / Recreation

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:

Forestry

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Minor

Extractive industry

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:

Harvesting of wild resources

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:

Threats

Threat Severity Timing
Transportation & service corridors - Roads & railroads Medium Ongoing - stable
Human intrusions & disturbance - War, civil unrest & military exercises Low Ongoing - stable
Natural system modifications - Fire & fire suppression - Increase in fire frequency/intensity Low Ongoing - stable
Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseases - Problematic native species/diseases Low Ongoing - stable
Residential & commercial development - Tourism & recreation areas Low Ongoing - increasing
Agriculture & aquaculture - Annual & perennial non-timber crops - Small-holder farming Low Ongoing - increasing
Agriculture & aquaculture - Livestock farming & ranching - Small-holder grazing, ranching or farming Medium Ongoing - increasing
Transportation & service corridors - Utility & service lines Medium Ongoing - increasing
Biological resource use - Hunting & collecting terrestrial animals Low Ongoing - increasing
Human intrusions & disturbance - Recreational activities Low Ongoing - increasing
Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseases - Invasive non-native/alien species/diseases Low Ongoing - increasing

Transportation & service corridors - Roads & railroads

Severity:
Medium
Timing:
Ongoing - stable

Human intrusions & disturbance - War, civil unrest & military exercises

Severity:
Low
Timing:
Ongoing - stable

Natural system modifications - Fire & fire suppression - Increase in fire frequency/intensity

Severity:
Low
Timing:
Ongoing - stable

Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseases - Problematic native species/diseases

Severity:
Low
Timing:
Ongoing - stable

Residential & commercial development - Tourism & recreation areas

Severity:
Low
Timing:
Ongoing - increasing

Agriculture & aquaculture - Annual & perennial non-timber crops - Small-holder farming

Severity:
Low
Timing:
Ongoing - increasing

Agriculture & aquaculture - Livestock farming & ranching - Small-holder grazing, ranching or farming

Severity:
Medium
Timing:
Ongoing - increasing

Transportation & service corridors - Utility & service lines

Severity:
Medium
Timing:
Ongoing - increasing

Biological resource use - Hunting & collecting terrestrial animals

Severity:
Low
Timing:
Ongoing - increasing

Human intrusions & disturbance - Recreational activities

Severity:
Low
Timing:
Ongoing - increasing

Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseases - Invasive non-native/alien species/diseases

Severity:
Low
Timing:
Ongoing - increasing

Management type

Management type Description Year started Year finished
Site management plan in place Lake Nabugabo wetland system Ramsar site Management plan 2017 2027

Site management plan in place

Lake Nabugabo wetland system Ramsar site Management plan
Year started:
2017
Year finished:
2027

Recommended citation

(2024) Tropical Important Plant Areas Explorer: Lake Nabugabo (Uganda). https://tipas.kew.org/site/lake-nabugabo/ (Accessed on 21/05/2024)