Pressure Group In Uganda Embarks On Save Trees Campaign | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

A fledgling pressure group of journalists, researchers and community workers is taking a message to Ugandan rural communities to save the trees.

The group is fighting the rapid destruction of trees in the region that was once the epicenter of a twenty-year war that had left a legacy of poverty and fragile land rights.

Uganda’s rapidly growing urban population is boosting demand for charcoal, trucks of which are piled high with white sacks of the burnt tree nuggets on the road to the capital.

Researchers say this demand is accelerating one of the fastest rates of deforestation in the world.

As it takes its campaign across the region, the pressure group of journalists, teachers, community workers and researchers is hearing complaints that the campaign to save trees is good but too late because of the large-scale deforestation in the region.

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