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Save the Mabira Forest in Uganda

Arched tree in the Mabira forest. Credit: S.A.Perez (Flickr)

 

Call on the Ugandan government to reverse its disastrous plan to turn the Mabira forest into a sugarcane plantation.

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.

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