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2011 was designated as "Year of the Forests" by the United Nations. While there was relatively little progress on intergovernmental forest protection programs during the year, a lot happened elsewhere. Below is a look at some of the biggest ...
Forest soils are only 'fertile' for one type of sustainable land use, that is; forestry.
Several writers on the contested give away of Mabira
forest have not given the public: obvious, basic knowledge, and facts about the soil ecology of ...
At Najjembe roadside market, in the heart of Uganda's rainforest
, Sanyu Nakato offers the bright yellow bananas in her basket to hungry passengers on the long-distance coach to neighbouring Kenya, who snap up her wares.
"I sell up to 20 ...
Standing beneath the towering trees of Uganda's threatened Mabira rainforest
, farmer Godfrey Ojambo shrugs in despair and bewilderment at plans to cut down this national treasure and hand it over to a sugar
corporation.From feed for his ...
Ugandan lawmakers will decide whether to allow part of the Mabira
Forest Reserve to be used for sugar
production, President Yoweri Museveni said.
Museveni said on Aug. 14 that a portion of the rainforest
, about 55 kilometers (34 miles) ...
The European Union's top envoy to Uganda, Ambassador Roberto Ridolfi, has thrown his weight behind the chorus against a proposal by President Museveni to hand out part of Mabira rainforest
manufacturer-SCOUL to grow sugar
Most Kenyans and Tanzanians have not yet heard about a company called Scoul. When they eventually do, they will wear a scowl on their faces. For the Sugar
Corporation Of Uganda Lugazi/Ltd is determined to cut down a third of the tropical ...
Uganda has agreed to scrap an unpopular plan to give a swath of protected
rainforest to a sugar
planter, the environment minister said on Wednesday.
Maria Mutagamba told Reuters the government had finally rejected a request by ...
THE Government has finally dropped plans to give away part of Mabira
to the Sugar
Corporation of Uganda Ltd, ending months of public apprehension and
The move will stand out as a sweet victory for ...
Conservationists in Uganda are fighting a last-ditch battle to stop the
destruction of a forest reserve by a sugar
corporation friendly with the
Forest Reserve, on the north shore of Lake Victoria, is home ...
Uganda's government has scrapped plans to convert thousands of hectares of
rainforest on an island in Lake Victoria into a palm oil plantation, the
environment minister said on Saturday.
President Yoweri Museveni has faced ...
Ugandans who make a living from the abundant Mabira
Forest fear they will
lose their livelihood when bulldozers come to destroy one of country's last
patches of rainforest
The Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni wants to hand over ...