An Assessment of Wetland Ecosystem Degradation in Bussi Island Wakiso District
Author: MUYANDA JOHNPAUL, MUYANDA JOHNPAUL
Supervisor: sekyewa charles
The study assessed wetland ecosystem degradation in Bussi Island Wakiso district. Specifically the study assessed people’s knowledge of wetland ecosystem conservation in Bussi islands and investigated people’s beliefs related to wetland ecosystem degradation in Bussi islands. Data was collected using questionnaire and interview guides. The study used a sample size of 72 respondents. At the end of the study, it was confirmed that people’s knowledge and beliefs were the underlying cause of wetland ecosystem degradation in Bussi Islands. Therefore, it was reached that wetland ecosystem degradation in Bussi Island is highly dependent on people’s knowledge and beliefs that are too diverse and destroying. The study thus, recommended that there is a need to challenge people’s beliefs and knowledge through sensitization, workshops, poverty alleviation and education so as they can change their beliefs towards wetland ecosystem.