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Campaigners lose court case to stop Ugandan forest clearance

<p>Court ruling gives go-ahead for sugar plantation in Bugoma forest, home to endangered chimpanzees</p><p>Conservationists in Uganda have condemned as “shallow and absurd” a court ruling that authorised the government to allow swathes of a tropical forest to be cleared for a sugar-cane plantation.</p><p>Three environmental groups had taken the government to court over a decision to allow Hoima Sugar Ltd to build on 5,500 hectares (13,500 acres) in the <a href="https://www.ugandaparks.com/forests/bugoma-forest-reserve/">Bugoma Forest Reserve</a>.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/jun/18/a-shame-for-the-world-ugandas-fragile-forest-ecosystem-destroyed-for-sugar">'A shame for the world': Uganda's fragile forest ecosystem destroyed for sugar</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/may/13/campaigners-lose-court-case-to-stop-ugandan-forest-clearance">Continue reading...</a>

Court ruling gives go-ahead for sugar plantation in Bugoma forest, home to endangered chimpanzees

Conservationists in Uganda have condemned as “shallow and absurd” a court ruling that authorised the government to allow swathes of a tropical forest to be cleared for a sugar-cane plantation.

Three environmental groups had taken the government to court over a decision to allow Hoima Sugar Ltd to build on 5,500 hectares (13,500 acres) in the Bugoma Forest Reserve.

Related: ‘A shame for the world’: Uganda’s fragile forest ecosystem destroyed for sugar

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