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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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UN chief calls for protection of forests, wildlife

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for the protection of forests and forest species, which provide livelihoods for the poor and for indigenous communities. He made this plea on World Wildlife Day, which falls on March 3. This year’s theme is “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining …

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Gov’t seeks 286 billion shillings loan to restore forests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Environment Beatrice Anywar has sought parliament’s approval of a 286 billion Shillings loan request from the World Bank to restore forests in the country. Anywar presented the loan request before Parliament’s National Economy Committee alongside the Minister of State for …

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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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