07 Sep '11, 8am

Join Friends of the Earth in taking action to stop the destruction of the Mabira forest in Uganda #foei

Join Friends of the Earth in taking action to stop the destruction of the Mabira forest in Uganda #foei

Arched tree in the Mabira forest. Credit: S.A.Perez (Flickr) The government of Uganda is about to give away more than 7000 hectares (17000 acres) of the Mabira rainforest to the Sugar Corporation of Uganda which plans to cut down the trees and establish a sugarcane plantation. This grant of free land would increase erosion, diminish fresh water supplies, destroy a cooling micro-climate and destroy habitats for hundreds of endangered species. It would also violate legal protections as stated in Ugandan law and international treaties. Take action now! Handing over the forest would also betray the will of the Ugandan people. Barely four years ago environmental groups - including Friends of the Earth Uganda - staged a campaign that culminated in a demonstration on the capital's streets and other towns to protest the unpopular government decision of giving away the Mabira fores...

Full article: http://www.foei.org/en/get-involved/take-action/keep-the-...

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