Malabigambo’s Timber Smuggled Into Tanzania


Rising encroachment of the country’s natural forests has alarmed conservationists who fear the Uganda could soon lose its prestigious Pearl of Africa title. NBS has learnt that Malabigambo Central Forest Reserve in Rakai district is on the verge of depletion – with all illegally harvested timber smuggled to neighboring Tanzania. The National Forestry Authority meanwhile says it lacks the funds and human resources to bring the encroachment to an end.