Uganda’s forests are being cleared at an alarming rate mostly to generate income. Clearing forests puts species in danger of losing their natural habitat as well as causes the other dangers that come with cutting down trees such as climate change. Trac FM asked the following poll question to radio listeners: What should be done to restore Uganda’s forest cover?
Our results show that the 45% of our participants say that all citizens should take part in planting trees. However, looking at the bigger picture, 55% of our respondents believe that the responsibility of recovering Uganda’s forests lies with others. It is imperative that citizens realize that they need to take initiative if we are to save Uganda’s forests. At the same time, corporations should compensate their tree cutting with tree planting and the government should get more involved with these initiatives. Our infographic below gives more details on our final poll question with our Common Matters program.