2.6 – Overall biodiversity sensitivity to petroleum development

The species richness value, species of special importance (endemic and threatened) and the conservation status value were combined to generate the overall biodiversity value. The obtained values were categorized into five class ranges presented in the map below.

Figure 2.15: The map showing the overall biodiversity sensitivity of the Albertine graben

Figure 2.15: The map showing the overall biodiversity sensitivity of the Albertine graben

Highlights of the overall biodiversity map

The northern part of Queen Elizabeth NP shows the highest overall biodiversity(Figure 2.15). Bwindi andMt.RwenzoriNational parksalso show high biodiversity. The high overall biodiversity showed by Lake Mburo NP is an artifact. There was very little data (few variables) available for Lake Mburo NP and so the division factor (frequency) was also low making it stand out as having high biodiversity.