Mabamba Bay

UGATIPAXX
Mabamba Bay

Country: Uganda

Administrative region: Central (Region)

Central co-ordinates: 0.07859 N, 32.30265 E

Area: 134.38km²

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
Aldrovanda vesiculosa L. A(i) False False True False False Unknown

Aldrovanda vesiculosa L.

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
False
≥ 5% of national population:
False
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 86

Freshwater marshes (VU)

Qualifying sub-criterion:
C(iii)
≥ 5% of national resource:
False
≥ 10% of national resource:
False
Areal coverage at site:
86

General site habitats

General site habitat Percent coverage Importance
Wetlands (inland) - Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands [generally over 8 ha] No value Major
Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Rivers, Streams, Creeks [includes waterfalls] No value Minor

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

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Major

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

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Minor

Land use types

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

Nature conservation

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Major

Agriculture (pastoral)

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Minor

Agriculture (aquatic)

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Minor

Tourism / Recreation

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Minor

Extractive industry

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Minor

Harvesting of wild resources

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Major

Threats

Threat Severity Timing
Agriculture & aquaculture - Annual & perennial non-timber crops - Small-holder farming Medium Ongoing - increasing
Agriculture & aquaculture - Livestock farming & ranching - Small-holder grazing, ranching or farming Low Ongoing - increasing
Energy production & mining - Mining & quarrying Medium Ongoing - increasing
Biological resource use - Logging & wood harvesting Medium Ongoing - increasing
Natural system modifications - Fire & fire suppression - Trend Unknown/Unrecorded Low Ongoing - trend unknown
Climate change & severe weather Unknown Ongoing - trend unknown
Pollution - Agricultural & forestry effluents Unknown Ongoing - trend unknown

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

Severity:
Medium
Timing:
Ongoing - increasing

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

Severity:
Low
Timing:
Ongoing - increasing

Energy production & mining - Mining & quarrying

Severity:
Medium
Timing:
Ongoing - increasing

Biological resource use - Logging & wood harvesting

Severity:
Medium
Timing:
Ongoing - increasing

Natural system modifications - Fire & fire suppression - Trend Unknown/Unrecorded

Severity:
Low
Timing:
Ongoing - trend unknown

Climate change & severe weather

Severity:
Unknown
Timing:
Ongoing - trend unknown

Pollution - Agricultural & forestry effluents

Severity:
Unknown
Timing:
Ongoing - trend unknown

Protected areas

Protected area name Protected area type Relationship with IPA Areal overlap
Mabamba Bay Wetland System Ramsar site protected/conservation area matches IPA 134

Mabamba Bay Wetland System

Protected area type:
Ramsar site
Relationship with IPA:
protected/conservation area matches IPA
Areal overlap:
134

Conservation designation

Designation name Protected area Relationship with IPA Areal overlap
Mabamba Bay Important Bird Area protected/conservation area matches IPA 134
Katonga River Mouth Key Biodiversity Area protected/conservation area encompasses IPA 134

Mabamba Bay

Protected area:
Important Bird Area
Relationship with IPA:
protected/conservation area matches IPA
Areal overlap:
134

Katonga River Mouth

Protected area:
Key Biodiversity Area
Relationship with IPA:
protected/conservation area encompasses IPA
Areal overlap:
134

Bibliography

Akwetaireho, S., & Getzner, M., 2010

Livelihood dependence on ecosystem services of local residents: A case study from Mabamba Bay wetlands (Lake Victoria, Uganda)

International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services and Management, Vol 6, page(s) 75-87 Available online

Bunyangha, J., Muthumbi, A. W. N., Egeru, A., Asiimwe, R., Ulwodi, D. W., Gichuki, N. N. & Majaliwa, M. J. G., 2022

Preferred Attributes for Sustainable Wetland Management in Mpologoma Catchment, Uganda: A Discrete Choice Experiment

Land, Vol 11 Available online

Byaruhanga, A., & Kigoolo, S., 2005

Mabamba Bay Wetland Ramsar Information Sheet

Cross, A. & Adamec, L., 2020

Aldrovanda vesiculosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T162346A83998419

Available online

Elshehawi, S., Barthelmes, A., Beer, F., & Joosten, H., 2019

Assessment of Carbon (CO2) emissions avoidance potential from the Nile Basin peatlands. Technical Report.

Nile Basin Initiative, 2022

Application of the TEEBAgriFood Evaluation Framework: Scenario analysis of the policies of urban and peri-urban agriculture and wetland restoration of the Mabamba Bay Wetland System, Uganda

Recommended citation

(2024) Tropical Important Plant Areas Explorer: Mabamba Bay (Uganda). https://tipas.kew.org/site/mabamba-bay/ (Accessed on 21/05/2024)