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  • Annelisa Johnson
    ACTION ALERT UPDATE Stop the Great Ugandan Rainforest Give Away Rainforest Portal, a project of Ecological Internet, Inc. http://www.rainforestportal.org/
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 12, 2007
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      ACTION ALERT UPDATE
      Stop the Great Ugandan Rainforest Give Away

      Rainforest Portal, a project of Ecological Internet, Inc.
      http://www.rainforestportal.org/
      January 12, 2006

      TAKE ACTION
      Let the Ugandan President and Parliament know rainforests and
      their ecological services are invaluable
      http://www.rainforestportal.org/alerts/send.asp?id=uganda

      The rainforest destruction crisis in Uganda, which we first
      informed you of in December, has worsened considerably. The
      Ugandan President now proposes to degazette over nine additional
      municipal forest reserves, presumably to spur industrial and
      agricultural development. This is in addition to two existing
      proposed large agricultural plantation projects in an important
      protected rainforest, and another forest that buffers Lake
      Victoria, to grow palm oil and sugar cane crops. Destruction of
      Uganda's surviving forests will have grave ecological
      consequences, changing the country's climate including more
      frequent droughts and floods, threatening hundreds of rare
      species, sparking soil erosion, and further reducing the health
      and water volume of Lake Victoria. Please contact the Ugandan
      government to insist these projects be abandoned and that
      existing protected forests maintain their status, informing the
      government that Uganda needs more not less intact protected and
      restored rainforests if they are to develop in an ecologically
      sustainable manner and have any hope of alleviating poverty in
      the long-term.

      TAKE ACTION NOW at:
      http://www.rainforestportal.org/alerts/send.asp?id=uganda

      After sending the alert, you are forwarded to several other
      important current alerts - please participate.

      Discuss this alert at:
      http://www.rainforestportal.org/issues/2007/01/alert_stop_the_great_ugandan_
      r.asp
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