Central Forest Reserves of Uganda

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A Central Forest Reserve is a body of forest or woodland managed by the National Forestry Authority (NFA) under the National Forestry and Tree Planting Act 8/2003.[1] The NFA is mandated to manage all 506 Central Forest Reserves in Uganda.[2] These reserves are part of the protected areas of Uganda. The total area of land covered is 12,657.47 km² or 6.3% of the total land area of Uganda.[3] They compose of natural forest like moist semi-deciduous forests and forest plantations mainly of pine and eucalyptus species. Legal activities done under the NFA are harvesting timber, re-planting and tourism.

List of Central Forest Reserves in Uganda:[4]

Name Size in km² District
Budongo1°48′22″N 31°34′42″E / 1.80611°N 31.57833°E / 1.80611; 31.57833 817 Masindi/Hoima
Bugoma1°15′20″N 30°58′00″E / 1.25556°N 30.96667°E / 1.25556; 30.96667 400 Hoima
Buhungiro 11 Kabarole
Bujawe 50 Hoima
Bundekiki 5 Bundibugyo
Bwambara (Ihimbo Forest) 0.4 Rukungiri
Echuya01°17′53″S 29°15′00″E / 1.29806°S 29.25000°E / -1.29806; 29.25000 36 Kisoro/Kabale
Fort Portal 0.7 Kabarole
Fumbya 4 Masindi
Guramwa 15 Kibale
Ibamba 3 Hoima
Ibambaro 37 Kabarole
Ihimbo 5 Rukungiri
Itwara 87 Kabarole
Kabale 1.3 Kabale
Kabango-Mutandi 3.6 Bundibugyo
Kagadi 0.12 Kibaale
Kagombe 178 Kibaale
Kagorra 43 Kabarole
Kahurokobwire 11 Hoima
Kakasi 7.8 Kabarole
Kalinzu0°24′43″S 30°04′48″E / 0.41194°S 30.08000°E / -0.41194; 30.08000 140 Bushenyi
Kanaga 6.6 Kibale
Kandanda-Ngobya 27 Hoima
Kaniabizo 0.39 Rukungiri
Kapchorwa 0.06 Kapchorwa
Kasato 26 Kibale
Kasokwa 0.69 Masindi
Kasongoire 12 Masindi
Kashoya-Kitomi0°14′47″S 30°15′01″E / 0.24639°S 30.25028°E / -0.24639; 30.25028 384 Bushenyi/Mbarara
Kibego 13 Kabarole
Kibeka 96 Masindi
Kigulya Hill 4.11 Masindi
Kihaimira 5.5 Kibale
Kijuna 12 Kibale
Kikumiro 7.2 Kabarole
Kitechura 53 Kabarole
Kitony Hill 2.99 Masindi
Kyahaiguru 4.27 Hoima
Kyamugongo 1.19 Hoima
Kyamurangi 4.22 Kibale
Kyanthue 2.03 Rukungiri
Kyahara 4.81 Kabarole
Mabira 300 Buikwe
Mafuga 37 Kabarole/Rukungiri
Maseege 9.37 Masindi
Mataa 1.06 Bundibugyo
Matiri 55 Kabarole
Mburamaizi 5.04 Rukungiri
Mpanga 5.48 Hoima
Mubuku 17 Kasese
Muhangi 19 Kabarole
Muhunga 4.12 Kibale
Mukihani 37 Hoima
Muko 1.67 Kabale
Musoma 2.7 Masinidi
Nakuyazo 3.48 Kibale
Nkera 7.5 Kabarole
North Rwenzori 35 Bundibugyo/Ntoroko
Nsekuro Hill 1.3 Masindi
Nyabigoye 4.77 Kibale
Nyabiku 3.73 Kibale
Nyburongo 1.72 Bundibugyo
Nyabyeya 3.55 Masindi
Nyakarongo 35 Kibale
Nyakunyu 4.6 Masindi
Nyamakere 39 Masindi
Oruha 3.45 Kabarole
Rukara 4.5 Kibale
Rukungiri 0.24 Rukungiri
Rushaya 0.29 Rukungiri
Ruzaire 12 Kibale
Rwengeye 3.23 Kibale
Rwengiri 1.55 Rukungiri
Rwensama 1.21 Masindi
Rwensambya 6.72 Kabarole
Wambabya 34 Hoima

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