Preventing total forest loss in Uganda

By 2050 Uganda will be completely without forest cover at the current rate of tree loss, say the creators of a short documentary film produced by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for Nature as part of its New Generation Plantations platform.

The population of the East African country — now equal to almost 43 million — doubles every 12 years, according to A Journey Without a Map. Only 1 percent of households can access clean fuels and cooking technologies, and 93 percent of people rely on biomass — mainly charcoal — for cooking, putting a huge strain on forests.

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