Posted on 28.01.2016
MEET THE NEW STAFF TEAM AT MOUNT KENYA ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION (MKEC)
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Posted on 12.01.2016
URGENT APPEAL from Robert Tumwesigye (PROBICOU) 12/01/2016 (Pro-Biodiversity Conservationists in Uganda)
SIGN THE PETITION Save Uganda’s Kafuga Forest!
In December we launched a campaign to save the Kafuga Pocket Forest in Uganda. Thank you to all who have already signed our petition. But we urgently need more support – and we mean URGENTLY!
Protect the Mountain Gorilla…
One of the last refuges of the Mountain Gorilla, Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, is under threat from plans to clearfell ancient rain forest on the park’s perimeter to make way for tea plantations.
Tea growers, backed by members of the district local government, are planning to clear all 250 hectares of the Kafuga Pocket Forest Reserve on the southern fringes of the national park, one of the world’s greatest ecological treasures.
Please help us stop this before it’s too late and sign our petition calling on the Minister of Water and Environment in Uganda, the Hon. Professor Ephraim Kamuntu to protect the Kafuga Forest.
The Kafuga Forest is part of a vital buffer zone for the Bwindi National Park, listed by the United Nations as a World Heritage Site. The park supports 400 critically-endangered mountain gorillas; nearly half of the remaining total world population of 880. If the Kafuga Forest is cut down it will destroy a vital natural resource for local communities, who rely on the forest for food, medicine and clean water.
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