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28/12/2011
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 ...   
26/10/2011
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 ...   
18/10/2011
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 ...   
20/9/2011
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 ...   
5/9/2011
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) ...   
28/8/2011
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 to sugar manufacturer-SCOUL to grow sugarcane.In ...   
27/8/2011
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 ...   
18/10/2007
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 ...   
17/10/2007
THE Government has finally dropped plans to give away part of Mabira Forest to the Sugar Corporation of Uganda Ltd, ending months of public apprehension and controversy. The move will stand out as a sweet victory for ...   
11/7/2007
Conservationists in Uganda are fighting a last-ditch battle to stop the destruction of a forest reserve by a sugar corporation friendly with the government. The Mabira Forest Reserve, on the north shore of Lake Victoria, is home ...   
26/5/2007
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 ...   
9/5/2007
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 ...   

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