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Forestry Authority starts tree planting campaign to cover forest losses
According to NFA, by 1990 at least 70% of the land with the largest forest cover was owned by individuals, which is a challenge especially when it comes to conservation.

The National Forestry Authority (NFA) has revealed that it is already planting more trees to cover the losses in forests like Mabira following increased human activities and cutting of trees.

 

NFA and the Food and Agricultural Organization and a number of stakeholders are now promoting commercial forestry ahead of the International Day of Forests on 21st March.

 

The Director, Natural Forest Management Levi Etwodu said the National Forestry Authority has grave concerns about the increased human activity around Uganda’s natural forests and the illegal cutting down of trees.

 

Lately, the government has been on the spot to explain the depletion of forests following a story on NTV which exposed the illegal logging of trees in Mabira Forest, Buikwe district. Etwodu says NFA has taken to planting trees to replace the gap that has been created over the years.

 

According to NFA, by 1990 at least 70% of the land with the largest forest cover was owned by individuals, which is a challenge especially when it comes to conservation.