Charcoal Traders Go to Uganda After Kenya Ban

Kenya's ban on logging in 2017 has seen charcoal traders flock to Uganda, which is now putting a strain on the country's dwindling forest cover. Conservationists have warned that with new markets for charcoal in Kenya and Rwanda, in addition to logging for timber and agricultural land, the pressure on forests can only increase.

Logs felled by charcoal burners in Palaro, Gulu district, Uganda, February 13, 2019.

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