FOREST HEROINE: Catharine Watson takes action for Uganda’s forests

In 1990, Uganda’s natural forests and woodlands covered an estimated 4.9 million hectares (ha), representing 24 percent of total land area, according to the country’s National Forest Plan By 2005, this area had been reduced to just over 3.6 million ha or 18 percent of the land area — a loss of 27 percent in just 15 years. This article was originally posted on Forests News. Click here to read the full article.