2.4 – Sensitivity based on species of special importance

Data on endemic birds, and plants, and threatened birds were combined to prepare the map of species of special importance. It should be noted that data for Queen Elizabeth National park was not yet available at the time of preparation of this sensitivity atlas. The data for Murchison Falls National park was also not comprehensive.

Figure 2.13: The map showing the species of special importance in the Albertine graben.

Figure 2.13: The map showing the species of special importance in the Albertine graben.

 Highlights of the species of special importance map

The map shows that the highest number of endemics occur in the southern part of the Albertine graben. Mgahinga, Bwindi,Mt.RwenzoriandKibaleNational Parksand the southern part of Bugoma forest had the highest number of species of special importance (Figure 2.13). Although literature cites species of special importance inQueenElizabethNational park, data on such species was not yet available at the time of completion of this edition of the atlas. This is why this part of the map appears blank.