Uganda Youth take Action for ‘World Forest Day 2013’
To make up for the world’s loss of trees in the past decade, we would need to plant 1.3 million square kilometers, an area as large as Peru. Accomplishing that would mean planting about 14 billion trees every year for 10 years in a row ~UNEP
The World Forest Day 2013 that took place on 23rd march 2013 was held at the school of Forestry and Nature Conservation, Makerere University. It was organized by the Forestry Association Makerere University (FAMU) in conjunction with ‘IDEAS For Uganda’ chapter at Makerere, Environment Alert, National Forestry Authority (NFA) and the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).
The World Forest Day was organized under the theme “Forests and Trees, Our Life, Our future”. Over 350 students in the college of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (Forestry, Tourism, Agricultural and Environmental students) attended the function and official from the CAES, IDEAS, NFA, UWA, and Environmental Alert.
The activities for the day were a massive “Forest March” to Mulago National Referral hospital, engaging youth in chants about the importance of our forest and natural lands; Tree planting at the hospital; and finally a dialog at the School of Forestry and Nature Conservation.
IDEAS For Uganda