“A funny place to store carbon”: UWA-FACE Foundation’s tree planting project in Mount Elgon national park, Uganda

30 Dec


A report by Chris Lang and Timothy Byakola. Published by World Rainforest Movement, December 2006.

Contents

1. Ticking the right boxes or offsetting responsibility?

    • Box:

FACE

    • : The facts

 

    • Box: The Uganda Wildlife Authority (

UWA

    )

2. Mount Elgon

The peoples

    • living in and around Mount Elgon

 

    • The

Bagisu

    • The

Sabiny

3. A chronology of conflicts at Mount Elgon

    • Box:

The British

    • in Uganda

 

    • Box:

International support

    • for evictions

 

    • Mount Elgon is declared a

national park
Evictions

    • from the Kapkwata Softwood Plantation

Land rights

    • , shootings, killings

 

    • A

new boundary

    • and more evictions

Parliamentary committee

    • on natural resources

More conflict

    • Boundary disputes, another survey and the

Benet sue UWA
Illegal logging

    and yet more conflicts

4. The UWA-FACE project

    • Is the

FACE project

    • additional?

UWA’s version

    • of events at Mount Elgon

The UWA-FACE project

    • and the boundary of the national park

Benefits to local people

    • from carbon sales?

 

    • Notes from

a visit to Mount Elgon

5. IUCN and NORAD

    • IUCN and the

Katoomba Group

    • Box:

Carbon forestry

    in Uganda

6. Forest Stewardship Council Certification

    • Does the project comply with

FSC standards

    • ?

SGS’s visits

    • to Mount Elgon

Certifying the trees

    or certifying the park management?

7. “We just want out land back”

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