Kibimba Rice Scheme

Country/territory: Uganda

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2012)
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Area: 4,350 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2012 low near favourable negligible
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Site summary
Kibimba is the largest of the rice schemes in the Uganda supplying the bulk of the rice country requirement. There are obviously positives to be gained such as increased employment for the population. Like most wetlands in Uganda, Kibimba enjoys the support and protection through national legislation such as the National Policy for the Conservation of Wetlands, but the use of agro chemicals are a potential threat which needs to be monitored indeed there are cases of pesticides having been used to kill ducks and other birds for food.

National Biodiversity Data Bank: Hosted by Makerere University Institute of Environment and Natural Resources. NatureUganda: African Waterbird Census database since 1991 to 2010 and related yearly reports. Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU): Data and species list generated during field training exercises.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kibimba Rice Scheme. Downloaded from on 17/05/2022.