Trucks piled high with white sacks of charcoal have clogged the road to the capital Kampala as Uganda's rapidly growing urban population is boosting demand, accelerating one of the fastest rates of deforestation in the world, according to researchers.
'Cutting Everything in Sight' - Ugandans Vow to Curb Rampant Deforestation
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 12 March 2019
The convulsive rhythms of local "lakubukubu" music blast from the back of a pickup truck in the dusty town of Pajule, where two towering trees give welcome shade. Read more »
Logs felled by charcoal burners in Palaro, Gulu district, Uganda, February 13, 2019.
Government to Plant Trees to Check Climate Change
Monitor, 12 February 2019
Government working with residents of Oyam District has endorsed a proposal to plant more than 240,000 trees in a bid to mitigate the effect of climate change. Read more »
My Life Is in Danger, Claims Environmental Activist
Monitor, 5 February 2019
A renowned environmental activist in Adjumani District has said he is facing death threats for his role in exposing illegal timber loggers in the district. Read more »
Logs for Sale - Inside the Murky Trade
Monitor, 20 August 2018
Natural Forests in Uganda are some of the last preserves of the richest flora and fauna. Read more »
Forest Cover Down to 9% As Mabira Degrades
Monitor, 28 September 2017
A government report has revealed that the country's forest cover has dropped to 9 per cent, representing a 3 per cent drop in just two years. Read more »
Forestry Seizes Illegal Timber Worth Shs 50m
Observer, 22 March 2017
The National Forestry Authority recently impounded timber worth Shs 50m that had been cut illegally from Bugoma Central forest reserve in Hoima district. Read more »
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