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Lwanunda

Masaka, Uganda

Lwanunda is one of a series of small villages located outside Masaka, Uganda. Most residents rely on subsistence agriculture for food and income, but forests also play a major role in daily life. Most of the natural forest has been harvested and forest reserves dating back to the colonial period are largely plantation operations. Fifty five percent of Uganda’s population is under the age of 18, making it one of the youngest populations in the world. Population growth and economic pressures are major factors in forest loss and forest management decisions.

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