Help us restore the largest remaining forest reserve in central Uganda
Close to three towns, including Kampala City, Mabira Forest Reserve remains a critical site for water, livelihoods, biodiversity and education.
The closeness to the urban centres has made Mabira Forest one of the most popular forests in Uganda. From 2006 to 2010, the Ugandan government faced intense opposition when it proposed to convert 7,186 ha of the forest into sugarcane plantations. NatureUganda (BirdLife in Uganda) successfully led a campaign to stop this proposal. However over 5,000 hectares of the forest remains highly degraded and in need of restoration.
Nature Uganda has been working with surrounding communities through collaborative forest management initiatives to protect and restore some areas. Further support will contribute to the restoration of one of the most important forests in Uganda for biodiversity, water catchment, community livelihoods support, education and will also establish a demonstration for restoration projects in Uganda.