Thursday, February 18, 2016

Save Uganda’s Kafuga Forest! - International Tree Foundation

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One of the world’s great ecological treasures, Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, is under threat from plans to clear fell the adjoining Kafuga Forest.

You can help stop this environmental vandalism by supporting PROBICOU’s efforts to persuade the authorities that we must conserve this valuable remnant of ancient forest.

Please sign these online petitions to Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment:

A campaign to #SaveKafugaForest has just been launched by our partners Pro Biodiversity Conservationists in Uganda (PROBICOU)

The forest is a vital buffer zone for the National Park’s critically-endangered mountain gorillas – supporting 400 gorillas out of a total world population of 880 – and hundreds of other species of rare mammals and birds. It is also an important source of food, medicine and clean water for local villagers.