Welcome to National Biodiversity Data Bank

The National Biodiversity Data Bank (NBDB) was established in 1990 as a direct response to conservationists’ need to have readily available data and information regarding the country’s biodiversity, so as to inform decision making processes in Uganda that would affect biodiversity and the environment as a whole. It was agreed that Makerere University would be the ideal place for its home.


With initial funding from USAID, the unit was established in Makerere University at the then Institute of Environment and Natural Resources (MUIENR) that would then act as a central repository for biodiversity data and information. The rationale of its establishment is explicitly reflected in its mission statement:

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