Impact of brick making on the Peri-urban environments: acase study of Mukono District

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Kampala International University, School of Natural and Applied Sciences
Rapidly changing conservation of pen-urban areas has great but unsustainable utilization of beneficial ecosystem by people that live in close proximity to the wetland ecosystem like the brick makers and fuel wood sellers. The study investigated the impact of brick making on the wetland ecosystem in Mukono district. The major objectives of the study were to generate information useful in promoting conservation of pen-urban ecosystems in Mukono District . The study also assessed the socio-econornic factors that influence the dependency of the people in the pen-urban area on brick making and wood selling in wetland. The data was collected between August 2014 to February 2015 by administering a structured questionnaire to 50 respondents that included brick makers, brick buyers, Local Council Executive. tree farmers and District Environmental Executives that were randomly selected.e. Several social economic factors such assistance from the wetland, age, land owner’s major income, level of education and the amount of fire wood used during the brick making process were analyzed. The results indicate that the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands require involvement the local communities are actively involved
A dissertation submitted to the College of Higher Degrees and Research in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of Master of Science Degree in Environmental Management And development of Kampala International University
Brick making, Peri-urban, Environments, Mukono District