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Published on Nov 16, 2012
The videos shows the situation of 3 forest communities affected by human activities. In the Kalangala islands from Lake Victoria, people's lands and livelihoods have been lost to the extensive palm oil plantations of Bidco. Land acquisition by the company left pain and agony to the communities as they were never consulted on the project and now they have no place to go. In the Mabira Forest the government is planning to make way for sugar cane plantations. Likewise, the government is planning to remove Semliki forest pigmies who have lived traditionally off the forest territory to open way for REDD projects (Reduced emissions form deforestation and forest degradation) as Uganda is a signatory to the UNFCCC. The organization NAPE warns that care needs to be taken to strengthen community participation and strenghten governance in front of REDD projects.
A production of NAPE with support from Global Forest Coalition.