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Environmentalists warn of forest Depletion

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Natural environmentalists are predicting that Uganda will not have any forest cover in the next 60 years unless the current level of depletion is reversed.
Forests in Uganda are being depleted by people harvesting trees for timber, fire food and burning charcoal.
Ambrose Mugisha, the deputy executive director, Nature Uganda says around 10 billion shillings is required annual to sensitize people on the use of fuel saving technologies.
He says that the exploitation of forests in the country stands at 90 percent.
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He says that the rate of encroachment on national parks is also threatening the country's biodiversity.
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Nature Uganda is involved in raising awareness amongst Ugandans to conserve endangered species like birds, insects, and special plants.
Brian Isabirye from Makerere university conservation department says there is a lot to be done to bring the country out of danger. He says there is need to encourage people to plant to trees.

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