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20:47
20:47

MPs Ayepa, Abala Bicker over Abim Land Evictions UWA 1 3

Uganda Wildlife Authority on December 15, embarked on the eviction of over 780 people from 60 square km of Moru Alokwangat game reserve which straddles Abim, Kotido and Napak districts. The encroachers are reportedly from neighbouring Teso districts.
15:49
15:49

Bunyoro Subjects Want Govt to Stop Bugoma Forest Giveaway Kingdom subjects 7 1

Bugoma Central Forest Reserve, covering 410 square kilometres of a protected area, and a stretch of forest measuring 40 kilometres, is a tropical forest in Kikuube district, gazzeted in the 1930s and taken over by the National Forestry Authority in 2003.
15:30
15:30

Ten Held for Encroaching on Wambabya Central Forest Reserve home 1

John Bosco Muruli, the Supervisor Wambabya Central Forest Reserve, says the suspects were found carrying out illegal activities including bush clearing, charcoal burning, lumbering and cultivation among others.
16:58
16:58

Tour Operators, NFA Oppose Kalangala Forest Land Degazzettment district 1 5

The Chairperson Ssese Islands Tourism Development Association, Joyce Kikomeko opposes the degazettment of the forest reserve since it preserves many tourism sites including the Henry Stanley and John Speke sites.
10:21
10:21

Massive Encroachment Threatens Zika Forest encroachers 1 3 Top story

It is here that the Zika virus was first identified in 1947, by virologists Alexander Haddow and George Dick. It recently became a global centre of attraction when the virus that causes microcephaly, a congenital malformation in infants hit parts of Brazil.
11:10
11:10

Kisoro Resident Arrested Over Echuya Forest Fire forest reserve 1

Echuya forest reserve supervisor Hebert Turyahabwa says that the fire destroyed over 30 acres of the forest before it was put off by locals, with the help of Police fire brigade and Uganda peoples defense forces.
08:11
08:11

Schools Lead in Depleting Forest Cover - Ministry forest reserve 4 3

Fredrick Ssemwogerere, the Deputy Masaka Chief administrative officer says Masaka district Natural Resource department has found schools to be leading destructive force for the ecosystem. He however adds that the district is working together with the Ministry of Energy to promote modern institutional rocket stoves.
13:17
13:17

Evicted From Mt Elgon Park, the Ndorobo Community Cry For Help forest reserve 5

The Ndorobo Community in Bukwo district who were evicted from Mt. Elgon Forest are socially, economically and politically marginalized and are one of the most miserable communities in Uganda. They are a minority community that comprises a cluster of Sabiny who have lived in and around Mt Elgon forest for more than two centuries, initially as hunters and gatherers but later on as sedentary pastoralists and small-scale farmers without land tenure rights.
15:44
15:44

Edible Beetles Face Extinction in Kalangala pests and diseases 2 2

Huhu grub beetles, a delicacy in Ssese Islands in Kalangala district, are on the verge of extinction due to deforestation and use of insecticides in the area.
10:51
10:51

1000 Face Eviction From NFA Forest Reserve In Nebbi encroachers

More than 1000 people who have been cultivating in Omier central forest reserve in Nebbi district have been given four months ultimatum to vacate the forest land before they are forcefully evicted.
11:04
11:04

Kikonda Forest Managers Move To Prevent Destruction Of Reserve forest reserve 1

The management of Kikonda Central forestry reserve in Kyankwazi district has moved to prevent destruction of the reserve by the neighboring pastoral communities. In 2002, Global Woods, a German based company was contracted by National Forestry Authority to manage the forest reserve for 50 years.
18:44
18:44

Parliament Speaker Orders Thorough Investigation into Forest Reserve Encroachment encrochers

This is a story from a parliamentary debate on the forest reserve encroachment.
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