Ugandan forest being stripped for fuel wood

Mongabay: A new study in the open access journal of Tropical Conservation Science finds that the Kasagala forest reserve in central Uganda is losing important tree species and suffering from low diversity of species. Researchers believe that forest degradation for charcoal and firewood has put heavy pressure on this ecosystem. The Kasagala forest reserve, according to the authors, was "previously set aside to provide ecosystem services and offer catchment protection to Lake Kyoga, an inland ......

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