August 10, 2019

Land,human rights and territorial protection awareness campaign combined with film screenings were held in Karongo village in Budongo Forest, Masindi district

Human rights education, land rights, and territorial protection awareness campaign were held in Karongo village in Budongo forest, Masindi district. The films 'Real Avatar", 'Territories of Life' was screened. The communities in Karongo-Budongo Forest are directly taking direct action to resist the actions of park rangers/forests guards who are preventing the indigenous community from accessing forests resources yet themselves, they have continued to engage in illegal logging and destruction of the forests resources. The communities accused park rangers of abusing and violating their rights to use the forests resources.