21 Oct '11, 9pm

Fears in Uganda for Mabira as sugar company renews its demands: Mabira Forest is once again threatened by propos...

Fears in Uganda for Mabira as sugar company renews its demands: Mabira Forest is once again threatened by propos...

Apart from the high biodiversity value of the forest, and the fact that its ecological integrity has been restored after years of unsustainable exploitation and encroachment, the “Save Mabira” team pointed out that the forest is an important water catchment; that the large population living around the forest relies on sustainable harvesting of forest products to sustain their livelihoods; and that the combined annual value of ecosystem services, forest products, and other revenues such as tourism provided by the intact forest, is considerably larger than the projected annual revenue from sugar cane. Nature Uganda consistently monitors the forest through the Important Bird Areas monitoring programme and has facts and figures on the improvements in its condition over the years.1

Full article: http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/10/fears-in-uganda...

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The Mabira Rainforest- In Peril Once Again:

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care2.com 13 Oct '11, 6pm

The Mabira rainforest in Uganda is once again being threatened as the Ugandan government has revived its plan to deforest ...