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November 21, 2011 - Uganda's Protected Mabira Rainforest Threatened Again by Sugar Production via @EcoInternet

Dear Ugandan Government, I am writing to express serious concerns with yet another attempt to destroy large sections of the protected Mabira rainforest. I insist that your government permanently cancel plans by Mehta Group's "Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited" (SCOUL) to produce sugar cane in this vital protected rainforest ecosystem. Mabira holds hundreds of precious endemic species, stores carbon, and regulates rainfall. It must remain fully protected, and be restored and assisted to expand - its protected status not constantly threatened by ecosystem destruction. With over fifty percent of Uganda's forests having been lost since the 1970s, and with a current rate of deforestation of some 2.2 percent, it is ludicrous to think more deforestation will lead to economic gain. Deforestation has been directly responsible for declining levels of waters in Lake Victoria, River...

Full article: http://www.climateark.org/shared/alerts/sendsm.aspx?id=ug...

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