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Buganda seeks special status over forests, wetlands

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda has asked the government to give kingdom leaders authority over natural resources such as forests and wetlands in the kingdom if they are to be saved from degradation. Buganda Minister for the environment, Mariam Nkalubo Mayanja called upon the government to grant the …

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UN chief calls for “tangible and credible” forest management

Forests act as natural filters, providing clean air and water, and they are havens of biological diversity United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for “tangible and credible” management of forests, which are “essential” for both human being and the planet. Forests “act as natural filters, …

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NFA halts planting of non-indigenous trees in Mabira

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forestry Authority-NFA Executive Director Tom Obong Okello has halted the planting of non-indigenous trees in Mabira and Kisisita forest in Buikwe district. Okello who toured the two forests on Saturday was surprised that people who were approved by NFA to restore the …

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FAO to champion sustainable charcoal production

Kampala, Uganda | Isaac Khisa | Uganda’s urban households have relied on charcoal as their source of energy for decades but there has been no deliberate efforts to facilitate sustainable production practices and technologies to conserve forests. The good news now is that the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United …

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‘Make natural forests untouchable’

  Last November, Attilio Pacifici, the head of the EU Delegation in Uganda led seven other ambassadors from France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Denmark and Austria on a mission to western and northern Uganda to have firsthand experience of the level of pressure Uganda’s natural resource assets such as Bugoma …

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Ugandan scientists develop drought tolerant trees

This comes as Uganda joins the rest of the world to commemorate the World Forest Day on March 21 to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests Kampala, Uganda | Isaac Khisa | Ugandan scientists have developed drought tolerant tree species, paving way for possible establishment of commercial forests …

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