Green: at what price?

Reforestation at the cost of local communities

Uganda

Duration: 18:46


Available in 1 languages


Released: September 2016

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Place investigates Uganda’s Bukaleba Forest Reserve where the Ugandan government has leased over 8,000 hectares of land to Norwegian-based  Green Resources, the largest forestation company operating in Africa.

“Green: At What Price?” tells the story of the forest inhabitants who are locked in a battle with Green Resources for formal rights to land.

Find out more here: http://www.thisisplace.org/i/?id=e3f7025e-9a4f-4c90-86e9-acf7758e7dd3

Recognition to Land, Territories and Resources

Communities need ownership over their ancestral land in order to protect forests. With no formal land title traditional communities often face serious conflict when trying to evict illegal loggers, poachers and land grabbers. Who will believe their claims without precise maps and legal title deeds?

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