Uganda reverses forest destruction by inviting in ... loggers

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Uganda reverses forest destruction by inviting in ... loggersFor decades, farmers hungry for land and families needing firewood whittled away at Uganda's forests, home to endangered gorillas, elephants and chimpanzees. Private companies are developing timber plantations as buffers next to protected forests. "Private planting is helping raise trees ... to absorb carbon and lock it there, but they are also stopping people from demanding timber in protected reserves, so it's a win-win situation," Tom Okello, head of the state-run National Forestry Authority (NFA), told Reuters.


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