Uganda unveils the world’s first Earth Hour Forest

Earth Hour 2013

Kampala, Uganda / Singapore: February 14, 2013 – Preparations across the globe kick off for Earth Hour 2013 with the creation of the world’s first Earth Hour Forest in the East African nation of Uganda, to fight against the 6,000 hectares of deforestation that occurs in the country every month. WWF Uganda identified close to 2,700 hectares of degraded land, and set a goal to fill it with at least 500,000 indigenous trees as part of their Earth Hour 2013 campaign. Earth Hour 2013 will take place at 8.30pm on…

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Endangered Mountain gorilla population grows slightly since 2010

November 15 – According to the survey from Ugandan Wildlife Authority, carried out in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the total number of the critically endangered Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) has risen to 880. This number represents an increase of more than 10% in relation to the previous estimates of 786 individuals from only two years ago. Mountain gorilla lives in only two locations in the world – Uganada’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the Virunga Massif area, which spans parts of Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda and Rwanda.…

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