African Journal of
Environmental Science and Technology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0786
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJEST
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 1070

Full Length Research Paper

Effects of climate variability on local communities living in and around Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Nalwanga F. S.
  • Nalwanga F. S.
  • Department of Environmental Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda.
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Sowman M.
  • Sowman M.
  • Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
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Mukwaya Paul
  • Mukwaya Paul
  • Department of Geography, Geo-informatics and Climatic Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda.
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Musali Paul
  • Musali Paul
  • Department of Geography, Geo-informatics and Climatic Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda.
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Nimusiima Alex
  • Nimusiima Alex
  • Department of Geography, Geo-informatics and Climatic Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda.
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Mugume Isaac
  • Mugume Isaac
  • Department of Geography, Geo-informatics and Climatic Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda.
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  •  Received: 06 December 2021
  •  Accepted: 29 April 2022
  •  Published: 30 June 2022

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