Uganda ratified the Ramsar Convention in 1988, and designated Lake George a Ramsar site. Located astride the equator, the lake and associated wetlands support a wide variety of biological resources. The reasons for this are varied, ranging from the good climate to shallow stratified waters (average 2.4m) which allow for a thorough mixing of the different layers, and a high alkalinity and photosynthetic activity. The status of Lake George is varied with most of the wetlands fringing the Lake being part of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The open water of the lake is not part of the National Park and is managed by the Fisheries and Water Departments. This has had implications for management because of inter-sectoral inconsistencies.
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