13 Oct '11, 6pm

The Mabira Rainforest- In Peril Once Again:

The Mabira Rainforest- In Peril Once Again:

The Mabira rainforest in Uganda is once again being threatened as the Ugandan government has revived its plan to deforest thousands of acres in order to grow sugarcane. This plan was first developed in 2007 but it was eventually defeated as protests and pressure from the international community pushed the government to back down. Although the government stated that they would no longer consider their plan to destroy the Mabira rainforest, they have changed their minds, and this plan is once again in play . The government’s revival of the deforestation has sparked protests, and once again the Ugandan people are fighting to protect their way of life. The Mabira rainforest is so much more than a rainforest. It not only harbors a fragile ecosystem and a diverse group of species including many birds, butterflies, trees and small mammals including the red-tailed monkey, but it i...

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