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Environmental degradation is Uganda’s biggest problem-Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has warned against encroaching on forests, wetlands and steep mountain slopes saying it is suicide for the individuals and country. According to Museveni, the biggest problem the country is facing now is the disrespect for the environment which has led to the several …

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Logging, charcoal burning persist in Mabira Forest

  Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Charcoal burning and illegal logging persists in Mabira forest despite the deployment of Local Defense Unit-LDU personnel and army officers attached to the National Forestry Authority-NFA. The forest sections of Nagojje in Mukono and Najjembe in Buikwe district are the most affected with …

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NFA halts Eucalyptus, Pine growing is special zones

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forest Authority-NFA has halted organisations and individuals from growing pine and eucalyptus trees in excluded zones of the central forest reserve under restoration. As one of the measures of restoring the highly depleted forests across the country, NFA accepted individuals to grow …

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Billions pledged to halt Africa’s forest loss

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | With the world’s forests increasingly under threat from climate change and logging, leaders and top bank chiefs pledged billions on Thursday to help reverse the steep decline in Africa’s woodland areas. So far this century East Africa alone has lost around 6 million hectares of …

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NFA condemns replacing natural forests with eucalyptus, pine

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forest Authority (NFA) is worried about the recurrent replacement of natural forests with eucalyptus and pine trees in many parts of the country including wetlands. Tom Okello Obong, the Executive Director of NFA says their assessment has established a growing habit …

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MP Nandala helps block motion to degazette forests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |Budadiri West Member of Parliament Nathan Nandala Mafabi has this afternoon blocked debate on a motion seeking a resolution of parliament to degazette and gazette forests. The motion had been lined up on the order paper to be presented by Elgon County legislator Ignatius Wamakuyu …

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Ugandans urged to engage in commercial tree planting

  Kampala, Uganda |  JOSEPH BAHINGWIRE | Ugandans have been urged to engage more in commercial tree planning if the country is to curb the problem of declining forest coverage and its effects. Denis Kavuma the general manager Uganda Timber Growers Association says despite the increasing demand for wood ant …

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